Precast concrete foundation walls shall be designed in accordance with accepted engineering practice. The design and manufacture of precast concrete foundation wall panels shall comply with the materials requirements of Section R402.3 or ACI 318. The panel design drawings shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed in accordance with Section R106.1.
Precast concrete foundation wall design drawings shall be submitted to the building official and approved prior to installation. Drawings shall include, at a minimum, the following information:
- Design loading as applicable.
- Footing design and material.
- Concentrated loads and their points of application.
- Soil bearing capacity.
- Maximum allowable total uniform load.
- Seismic design category.
- Basic wind speed.