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Commercial Code Requirements

This section contains general commercial building code requirements. Please refer to the Building Codes for more detailed information. This information is intended as a guide and does not relieve the applicant from complying with all applicable code requirements.  

For more information: 

Commercial Plan Review
Telephone: (410) 222-7730
Fax: (410) 222-4488

**Changes are effective 11/2/2020

Design Loads

Ground Snow Load25 psf
Wind Speed 115 per T-1604.5/Risk Category II
SeismicSection 1613
Frost Line30 Inches
WeatheringSevere
TermiteModerate to Heavy
DecaySlight to Moderate 
Winter Design Temperature17 Degrees Fahrenheit
Flood HazardsYes

Mean Annual Temperature

55 Degrees Fahrenheit
Soil Bearing Capacity2000 psf