Design Requirements & Codes

Live Load 20 psf
Wind Load 85 mph, Exposure C
Seismic Design Category D
Climate Zone 13
Frost Depth 0.0
Population 53,266 (01-01-10)
Area of City 16.27 sq miles (01-01-09)
Rainfall 7.7” per year
Elevation 249.00 ft. above sea level
Latitude 36 deg 19 min 20 sec
Longitude 119 deg 38 min 10 sec
Minimum Water Pressure 35 psi
Finished Floor Height 16” above top of curb, min.
Current Adopted State Codes, 2016 Edition (unless noted)  
  • California Building Code (CBC)
  • California Electrical Code (CEC)
  • California Mechanical Code (CMC)
  • California Plumbing Code (CPC)
  • California Fire Code (CFC)
  • California Energy Code (CEnC)
  • California State Housing Law, CCR, Title 25, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter 1
City of Hanford Municipal Code

When new Building Codes are adopted and become effective, all projects submitted prior to the effective date will be considered under the current code (this must be a complete submittal). Any projects submitted on or after the effective date of the new code, must comply with the new code.+