The State Building Inspector and the Codes and Standards Committee (CAS) are responsible for the adoption of a state building code. The 2018 Connecticut State Building Code includes the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC).
Building Code Compliance Software for Connecticut
Plan Analyst code compliance software programs make it easy for building officials, architects and other designers to quickly perform commercial and residential building code plan reviews / code studies.
Plan Analyst for the 2015 IBC and Plan Analyst for the 2015 IRC simplifies the plan review / code study process enabling compliance to specific code years. This proven software allows modifications to accommodate local amendments, where applicable. Users have the ability to add code requirements and to add to the checklist. Changes can be made permanent by changing the data file using the setup section of Plan Analyst, or specific reports can be edited for special conditions.
Plan Analyst Calculators: Deck – Sign – Beam & Column
Plan Analyst Deck, Sign and Beam & Column Calculators are additional simple and effective design and code review software tools that will quickly become your go-to resources when working on associated tasks.
Users of Plan Analyst in Connecticut have included:
|City of Bristol||AIE Consulting Services LLC|
|City of Milford||Hammersmith, Inc.|
|City of Waterbury||J. Banks, LLC|
|Town of Litchfield||Jeffrey L. Elovitz Associates|
|Town of Newington||Mislow Construction Company|
|Town of Sharon||Phoenix Home Builders, Inc.|
|Town of Suffield||Steven Winter Associates|
Building and Residential Code Resources in Connecticut
- Connecticut Building Officials Association
- View the 2015 International Building Code free online via ICC
- View the 2015 International Residential Code free online via ICC
- Buy the Connecticut I-Codes from ICC
- Purchase Plan Analyst for the IBC and or IRC to automate and simplify your plan reviews / code studies plananalyst.com.
- The ICC General Code website provides access to some municipal codes.
Energy Code Compliance Software for Connecticut
Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in Connecticut, including the use of COMcheck and REScheck Energy Code compliance software. COMcheck enables architects, builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new commercial or high-rise residential buildings, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1. REScheck product enables builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes.
The “Building Codes Assistance Project” also provides information on Connecticut’s building energy codes.
FEMA Building Code Adoption Tracking
The FEMA Building Code Adoption Tracking program reports on the status of hazard-resistant building code adoption in each state. Connecticut is in FEMA Region 1.
Read the 2022 Region 1 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in Connecticut.
AIA and ICC
Connecticut has several ICC Chapters.
Connecticut code adoption status on the ICC website.