Building Codes

Current Building Codes

The City of Shelbyville’s Building Commission has adopted the building codes set forth by the Indiana State Department of Homeland Security.

As of February 2014, the current State building codes in effect are:

 
Residential Code:

Indiana Residential Code 2005 Edition (International Residential Code 2003 Edition)

Commercial Code:

Indiana Building Code, 2014 Edition (IBC, 2012 Edition, 1st Printing)

Electrical Code:

Residential Code and Commercial Code as noted previously

Indiana  Electrical Code 2009 Edition (NFPA 70-2008)

Plumbing Code:

Residential Code and Commercial Code as noted previously

Indiana Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition (IPC 2006 Edition, 2nd Printing)

Mechanical Code:

Residential Code and Commercial Code as noted previously

Indiana Mechanical Code,  2014 Edition (IMC, 2012 Edition, 1st printing)

 Fire Code:

Indiana Fire Code, 2014 Edition (IFC 2012 Edition, 1st printing)

To purchase a Code book you may visit International Code Council’s website here: Indiana Building Codes
Or visit or call the Architectural Center Bookstore at 47 S. Pennsylvania St, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46204, 1-888-472-2578

Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria:

Ground Snow Load Wind Speed Seismic Design Category Subject to damage from: Winter Design Temp.
Speed (mph) Weath-ering Frost Line Depth Termite Decay
20 psf 90 Exposure B B Severe 30” Moderate to Heavy Slight to Moderate 2 Degrees
Shelbyville does not require ice shield underlayment on a roof, but it is highly recommended.
The air freezing index is 1393 and the Mean Annual Temperature is 52.6 degrees.