Accessibility mode is enabled

Skip to Top / Tab to View Menu Options
Skip to Left Navigation / Tab to View Content

Design Criteria

  • Seismic- Design Category D.

  • Allowable Soil Bearing Pressure 1500 psf without a soils report. Many areas of Sacramento contain expansive soil. It is the designer’s responsibility to identify if expansive soil is present. If present, a soils report is necessary per CBC Section 1803 and CRC Section R401.4.

  • Wind- Exposure: C, unless site complies with definition for Exposure B.

  • Speed: Ultimate Design Wind Speed, 3 second gust:

 Risk Category

 Speed (mph)

 I

100 

 II

110 

 III

115 

  • Climate Zone - 12.

  • 40 psi Max guaranteed water pressure.

  • Rainfall - 1.5" per hour max.

2016 California Building Code Design Table

*For Floodplain Development Information visit:

http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Utilities/Education/Flood-Ready/Flood-Zone-Construction-Requirements