Construction Codes and Requirements

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Building Codes

See Chapter 18 of the Superior Municipal Code for amendments to the following adopted Codes:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Private Sewage Disposal Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 National Electric Code

Energy Efficiency

The Town of Superior has adopted regulations for energy efficiency for residential construction following standards determined by RESNET.  Specific HERS score requirements are defined in the Superior Municipal Code.

Reminders

  • Furnace combustion air ducts size 6” round, two required. One upper and one lower. 30” clearance in front of face of equipment
  • Garage ceilings with living space above shall have 5/8 x drywall
  • The minimum horizontal projection and width of a window well shall be 36”
  • C-exposure if in wide open area
  • 60 lbs per sq. ft. deck load
  • Wind speed 120 mph, 3 second gust, and 104 mph fastest mile
  • Frost Depth is 3 feet; caissons must be 36" deep
  • Insulation R min. R for ceiling
  • Concrete 3500 PSI