Building Codes

Adopted Codes and Ordinances
(Effective June 19, 2015)

Building:
   
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 
and Chapter 150 of the Municipal Code
Commercial 
International Building Code 2012 Edition
IBC 2012
Residential
International Residential Code 2012 Edition
IRC 2012

Geographic Design Criteria


Ground Snow Load:

IRC 30 psf
IBC 20% Maximum reduction
or 24 psf min. (RC II)

Wind Speed:
IRC 90 mph, IBC 115mph
Seismic Design Category:
0

Weathering Severe Frost Line Depth:
42" Below Grade
Termite:
Moderate to Heavy
Decay:
Slight to Moderate
Winter Design Temp:
-5 degrees F
Ice Shield Underlayment Reqd.:
YES*
Flood Hazards:
Adopted May 29, 1979
Current FIRM is dated July 19, 2000
Air Freezing Index:
1,833

Mean Annual Temp:
48.6 degrees F

*See Amendment to IBC & IRC regarding ice shield alternative
Electrical:
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF) and Chapter 152 of the Municipal Code
National Electrical Code 2014 Edition per State of Iowa Requirements
NEC 2014
Energy Code:
*See Amendment to IBC & IRC regarding ice shield alternative

International Energy Conservation Code 2012 Edition per State of Iowa Requirements
IECC 2012
Fire Code:
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF) and Chapter 92 of the Municipal Code
International Fire Code 2012 Edition
IFC 2012
Housing Code:
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF) and Chapter 151 of the Municipal Code
International Property Maintenance Code 2012 Edition
IPMC 2012
Mechanical:
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF)
and Chapter 153 of the Municipal Code
International Mechanical Code 2012 Edition
IMC 2012
International Fuel Gas Code 2012 Edition
IFGC 2012
Plumbing:
*Use along with Urbandale Ordinance No. 2015-05 (PDF)
and Chapter 155 of the Municipal Code
International Plumbing Code 2012 Edition per State of Iowa Requirements
IPC 2012