Effective January 1st, 2021, the Idaho Division of Building Safety Adopted Codes were the 2018 International Building Code and the 2020 Idaho Residential Code (2018 IRC parts I, II, III and IX with Idaho amendments). Idaho Code 39-4109 defines how local government are able to adopt and enforce the building codes that have been adopted by the Idaho Building Code Board.
Building Code Compliance Software for Idaho
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 Idaho have included:
|Bingham County||Balteus Design Group|
|Bonneville County||Bott & Associates Architects|
|City of Idaho Falls||MV Prints|
|City of Meridian||neUdesign Architecture|
|City of Mountain Home||Nielson Bodily & Associates PA|
|Teton County||SignCrafters, Inc|
Building and residential code resources in Idaho
- Idaho Division of Building Safety – Plan Review information for construction or remodeling of state-owned buildings and buildings on state-owned land
- Code questions can be directed to the Idaho Division of Building Safety at 1-800-955-3044 or (208) 334-3950
- Purchase code books
- Purchase Plan Analyst for the IBC and or IRC to automate and simplify your plan reviews / code studies plananalyst.com.
Energy Code Compliance Software for Idaho
Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in Idaho, 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 Idaho’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. Idaho is in FEMA Region 10. Read the 2022 Region 10 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in Idaho.
AIA and ICC
American Institute of Architects – AIA Idaho represents architects in the state. There are over 1,700 registered and reciprocal architects in Idaho.
The ICC Chapter in Idaho is administered by Idaho Association of Building Officials.
Idaho code adoption status on the ICC website