New Mexico uses the 2021 New Mexico Commercial Building Code based on the 2021 International Building Code (IBC), and the 2021 New Mexico Residential Building Code based on the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC).
Building Code Compliance Software for New Mexico
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 2021 IBC and Plan Analyst for the 2021 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 Mexico have included:
|City of Artesia
|Denton Ventures, Inc.
|City of Carlsbad
|Desert Sky Designs
|City of DeMing
|Los Alamos National Laboratory
|City of Santa Fe
|Mathey & Associates Architects
|Los Alamos County
|Steve Newby Architects & Associates, Inc.
Building and Residential Code Resources in New Mexico
- View the 2021 International Building Code free online via ICC
- View the 2021 International Residential Code free online via 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 Mexico
Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in New Mexico, 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 Mexico’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 Mexico is in FEMA Region 6. Read the 2023 Region 6 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in New Mexico.
AIA and ICC
New Mexico has ICC Chapters throughout the State.
New Mexico code adoption status on the ICC website