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 Design Criteria


For On-Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia:

Ground Snow Load: 30 psf​ ​

​Wind Exposure: Category B (unless otherwise determined by actual site conditions) ​

​Wind Speed: 90 mph

​Spectral Response Acceleration: ​

​​  Ss%g: 20.8% (unless otherwise determined by actual site conditions)
​​  S1%g: 6.9% (unless otherwise determined by actual site conditions)
Subject to Damage from:
  • Weathering: Severe
  • Frost Depth: 18" min.
  • Termite: Moderate to heavy
  • Decay: Slight to Moderate
Ice Shield Required: Yes
Flood Hazard: some areas yes, refer to FIRM
Climate Zone: 4
Winter Design Temperature: 16 F
Yearly Heating Days: 3963
Yearly Cooling Days: 1348
​Mean Annual temperature: 56.8F

​Air Freezing Index: 273

​Latitude/Longitude: 38° 02’ 8.36" N / 78° 30’ 12.02" W


Note: For construction occurring in locations other than Charlottesville, please consult the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code for local conditions affecting design criteria.” 



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