25 May 2005
PURPOSE AND SCOPE. This UFC provides structural loading data for the
planning, design and construction of buildings for the Department of Defense (DOD).
The loading data includes available site-specific ground snow load, basic wind speed,
seismic spectral accelerations, and frost penetration at significant DOD installations
worldwide. Also included are minimum live loadings for various facility occupancies and
BACKGROUND. UFC 1-200-01 adopts and modifies the International
Building Code (IBC) as the building code for DOD. Structural loading data including
minimum live loads, ground snow load, basic wind speed, and seismic spectral
accelerations, is provided for locations within the United States in chapters 1607, 1608,
1609, and 1615 of the IBC. The information included in UFC 3-310-01 is intended as a
tool to assist in the consistent interpretation of the data in the IBC at significant DOD
installations within the United States, and as the basis for applying the provisions of the
UFC 1-200-01 to significant DOD installations outside of the United States.
APPLICABILITY. This UFC applies to all service elements and contractors
involved in the planning, design and construction of DOD facilities worldwide.
CONFLICTS. This UFC supplements the information contained in the IBC as
modified by UFC 1-200-01. All sections of the IBC as modified by UFC 1-200-01
remain in effect. If any conflicts or disagreements exist, the IBC as modified by UFC 1-
200-01, will govern. Bring all apparent conflicts to the attention of the authorizing
design agency for additional guidance.
Seismic Design Parameters (Version 3.10), International Council of
Building Officials and the International Code Council in conjunction with
the United States Geological Survey, the Building Seismic Safety
Council, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, E.V.
Leyendecker, A.D. Frankel, and K.S. Rukstales. Copies available from:
Building Seismic Safety Council, 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite
700, Washington, DC 20005 (telephone: 202-289-7800; fax: 202-289-
TECHNICAL GUIDANCE. The provisions of the IBC, as modified by UFC 1-
200-01, govern the structural design of buildings, structures and portions thereof, with
the following modifications.