Monolithic Frost-Protected Slab Foundation Code
We’re looking to build a single story outbuilding (32×16) at our new home in BC, Canada. Climate zone 4 marine. I don’t really want to engage an engineer for such a basic structure, but when I speak to our building department about reducing footing depth and frost protected shallow foundations, I just get a “don’t know of anything in the code that allows it,” response.
Do most places require an engineer to sign off of these designs in order to get approval? Should I just submit my plans with calculations and reference ms to the formulas I’m using and hope for the best?
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