Corvallis Construction Codes and Design Assumptions

There are several codes which regulate construction of buildings and related structures in the City of Corvallis. Many of these codes are statewide codes adopted through the Oregon Building Codes Division and locally administered by the Development Services Division. Additional codes are locally adopted and administered and may differ from those utilized by other jurisdictions. The following are links to these codes:

Design Assumptions for Corvallis
Basic Wind Speed 120 mph, 3 second gust, exposure B
Snow Loading 25 psf
Frost Depth 12 inches below grade
Soil Bearing Capacity varies
Seismic Zone D1-residential, D-commercial
Seismic Coefficient Based on soil type
Soil Profile Type varies

Last updated: 7/13/2016 10:01:10 AM