Adopted Codes & Design Criteria

Currently Adopted Codes


  • California Building Code, 2016
  • California Residential Code, 2016 (Fire sprinklers are required for all new residential buildings.)
  • California Plumbing Code, 2016
  • California Mechanical Code, 2016
  • California Electrical Code, 2016
  • California Fire Code, 2016
  • California Energy Code, 2016
  • California Green Building Standards (CalGreen), 2016
  • City of Morgan Hill Municipal Code
To view the 2016 California Building Codes go to the International Code Council Online Library website.

Design Criteria


  • Climate Zone - 4
  • Exposure - B
  • Category (seismic) - D
  • Wind Load - 85 mph

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