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Building Codes & Building Loads

Simpson Steel Building Loads and Codes

building loads snowOne of the more crucial parts of buying a new steel building kit is knowing if the building you are considering purchasing will meet all your local codes and building load requirements.

The best practice is to get in touch with your local permit authority to find out what they will require and provide us with this information. This information is very important to have when pricing a steel building kit and it will be one of the first questions you are asked.

We use a national source called the ATC Hazards by Location, where you can type in your address or location and it will give you the national requirement recommendations. However, your county permit authority is the final authority for these structural requirements. Please be sure to check with them to verify your requirements.

Simpson Steel Buildings base building steel truss frame is designed to withstand a 20-pound ground snow load and 105 mph winds. Additional building loads may be available by increasing our structural framework. Our buildings have met requirements for very high snow load requirements in locations such as Colorado, Alaska, Idaho, and Minnesota, as well as high wind requirements in places such as Florida, Alaska or the Carolinas.

To learn more about building loads and building codes for our steel buildings, please contact us at Simpson Steel Building Company to speak with our team.