Design Loads for Structures

Wind and Snow Loads for Structures

Design loads for a structure are based upon the location and elevation of your property  The phase out of the fixed wind load and digitized ground snow loads from SEAC 2016 was completed on December 31, 2023 and all plans submitted on or after January 1, 2024 are required to be designed for ground snow load (Pg) and wind load (Vult) as specified by the latest ASCE/SEI 7 Standard Version from the ASCE Hazard Tool (currently ASCE/SEI 7-22) located at ASCE Hazard Tool. All residential and solar projects are classified as Risk Category II.