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Building Codes
The City of Safford recognizes and follows the following building codes:
  • International Building Code 2003
  • International Plumbing Code 2003
  • International Mechanical Code 2003
  • International Fire Code 2003 
  • National Electrical Code 2002
  • ADA Code Americans with Disability Act Standards for Accessible Design
  • Swimming Pool Safety Code §ARS 36-1681 

A complete set of building code books are available to view in the Building Inspector's office.  Please call 928-432-4140 to schedule a time to view these books.
    
Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria

GROUND
SNOW LOAD

WIND DESIGN

SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY

EXPOSURE CATEGORY

SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM

WINTER DESIGN TEMP

ICE BARRIER UNDERLAYMENT
REQUIRED

AIR
FREEZING
INDEX

MEAN ANNUAL TEMP

Speed 
(mph)

Topographic
effects

Weathering

Frost line depth

Termite

0

90

No

C

C

Negligible

0.5 inch

Moderate to Heavy

32°

No

1500
or less

62.5°



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