Connecticut Building and Residential Codes

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 BristolAIE Consulting Services LLC
City of MilfordHammersmith, Inc.
City of WaterburyJ. Banks, LLC
Town of LitchfieldJeffrey L. Elovitz Associates
Town of NewingtonMislow Construction Company
Town of SharonPhoenix Home Builders, Inc.
Town of SuffieldSteven Winter Associates

Building and Residential Code Resources in Connecticut

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

American Institute of Architects – AIA Connecticut represents architects in the state.  There are just over 4,000 registered and reciprocal architects in Connecticut .

Connecticut has several ICC Chapters.

Connecticut code adoption status on the ICC website.