The 2020 Florida Building Code – Building, 7th Edition, and the 2020 Florida Building Code — Residential, 7th Edition, are based on the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC).
Building Code Compliance Software for Florida
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 2018 IBC and Plan Analyst for the 2018 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 Florida have included:
|City of Crestview||Aerocav|
|City of Lake Worth||Delta Engineering|
|City of Miami Beach||Gestalt Design|
|PDCS, LLC||S & A Engineers, Inc|
|Putnam County||Spring Engineering, Inc|
|St. Lucie County Building Department||Universal Engineering Sciences|
|Town of Indian Shores||Vogl Architects|
Building and Residential Code Resources for Florida
- Building Officials Association of Florida
- Florida codes resources from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
- 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 Florida
Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in Florida, 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 Florida ’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. Florida is in FEMA Region 4. Read the 2022 Region 4 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in Florida.
AIA and ICC
American Institute of Architects – AIA Florida represents architects in the state. There are nearly 10,000 registered and reciprocal architects in Florida.
Florida has several ICC Chapters.
Florida code adoption status on the ICC website.