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    Code review for structural loading requirements:

    Project: 110' x 3272' building
    65' x 120' building

    Code: 1998 State Building Code 675 IAC 13-2.3

    Building Occupancy:

    312.1 States that Class 1 agricultural buildings are to be classified as Group U-1.

    A class 1 structure is one which is entered by one or more employees, or is open
    to the public.

    312.2.2 States that would-be U-1 buildings exceeding 1000 sq. ft. shall be classified
    as one of the other occupancies most nearly resembling its use. Occupancy F-2 is the
    likely the best fit. F-2 allows unlimited area if a 60' clear yaDr exists all around the
    building. (505.2) Under F-2, the 20 psf snow load called for in Table 16 would be

    312.6 In cases where this type and size building is deemed by the local authority to
    not be class 1, the project need not be submitted to State Plan Review. The local
    authority is free to regulate the project. In these cases the local authority should be
    consulted for loading requirements.

    Per County Buildings Dept, this project would be considered Class 1, and
    submittal to State Plan Review is required. See p. 2 summary of design criteria.

    Design criteria summary for Class 1 Agricultural , >1000 ft^2:

    Code: 1998 Building Code
    Occupancy: F-2
    Type of Construction: II-N
    Dead load: Per building manufacturer
    Snow load: 20 psf (Table 16)
    Live load: 16 psf purlins (for 4:12 min. roof slopes)
    12 psf frames
    Wind load: 75 mph (Exposure to be determined accoDring to site)
    Seismic: zone 1

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