|Office: FLITE 140F|
RMLS 345 - Raymond
There are a lot of requirements you have to meet when you plan a recreational facility! Here are some resources you'll need:
International Building Code - Most communities require you to meet the requirements of a specified edition of the International Building Code. The link above tells you where to find the IBC in print in FLITE. You can also access it for free electronically (it's a massive PDF) through FLITE's subscription to IHS.
ADA requirements - The Americans with Disabilities Act (more info here) sets accessibility requirements for public buildings.
You may also want to check out the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities.
USDA Soil Surveys - How you build depends on the ground you're building on. To find out about the ground you're building on, try this site. Click the green button, choose your area of interest, and switch to the Soil Data Explorer tab.
City / county / state websites - Most cities have websites, and those websites are your best bet for finding out about local zoning, easements, or natural resources.
- Sperling's BestPlaces - If you need to know rainfall, snowfall, precipitation, and number of sunny days per year (among other things), this will make your life easier. (Curious where they get their data from?)
Click the IHS Standards Expert link.
Type ICC into the first search box (labeled Document Number or Organization).
Check the box for My Subscription, and leave the Most Recent Revision box checked.
If you're curious, ICC stands for International Code Council, who came up with these rules. It's not just magical gibberish.
Need more help?
Contact: Emily Mitchell / Email / Phone: 231-591-3730 / Office: FLITE 140F
Last update: January 24, 2011