New York City Building and Residential Codes

The 2014 New York City Construction Codes are based on the 2009 version of the International Code Council (ICC) I-Codes and include New York City specific amendments.  The Building Code (BC or NYCBC) is one of the five technical volumes that make up the New York City Construction Codes.  The New York City Construction Codes are currently in a revision cycle with a view to updating to the 2015 I-Codes with NYC modifications.

Building Code Compliance Software for New York City

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 2009 IBC and Plan Analyst for the 2009 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.

Building and Residential Code Resources in New York City

Energy Code Compliance Software for New York State

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in New York City, 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.

AIA and ICC

American Institute of Architects – AIA New York represents architects in the state.  There are nearly 11,000 registered and reciprocal architects in New York state.