Nebraska Building and Residential Codes

The Nebraska state building code includes the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC).  These constitute the state building code except as amended by the Building Construction Act or other state law.

Building Code Compliance Software for Nebraska

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 Nebraska have included:

City of BeatriceAction Log Homes
City of FremontAitken Hazen Hoffman & Miller
City of KearneyBuilders Warehouse
City of North PlatteMcNeil Company
City of SidneySpellman Drafting

Building and Residential Code Resources in Nebraska

Energy Code Compliance Software for Nebraska

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in Nebraska, 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 Nebraska’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. Nebraska is in FEMA Region 7. Read the 2023 Region 7 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in Nebraska.


American Institute of Architects – AIA Nebraska represents architects in the state.  There are nearly 2,000 registered and reciprocal architects in Nebraska.

Nebraska has an ICC Chapter.

Nebraska code adoption status on the ICC website