The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards, establishes and enforces building codes in New Jersey, in partnership with the State’s municipalities. The 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) were adopted on September 3, 2019.
Building Code Compliance Software for New Jersey
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 New Jersey have included:
|Port Authority of NY & NJ||Crane Associates, PC|
|Township of Cherry Hill||DCM Architecture, Inc.|
|Township of Mansfield||Feeborne Decking|
|Township of Scotch Plains||Hufnagel Landscape|
|Township of West Windsor||Mark Dumansky Home Improvements|
|Watchung Borough||Ruggieri & Partners|
Building and Residential Code Resources in New Jersey
- New Jersey Building Officials Association, Inc.
- Construction Code Communicator, a quarterly newsletter from the NJ Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards
- View the 2018 International Building Code New Jersey Edition free online via ICC
- View the 2018 International Residential Code New Jersey Edition free online
- Buy the New Jersey 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 New Jersey
Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in New Jersey, 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 New Jersey’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. New Jersey is in FEMA Region 2. Read the Region 2 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in New Jersey.
AIA and ICC
American Institute of Architects – AIA New Jersey represents architects in the state. There are around 8,000 registered and reciprocal architects in New Jersey.
New Jersey has Regional ICC Chapters throughout the State.
New Jersey code adoption status on the ICC website