Standards for new construction where building code ordinance has not been adopted are based on the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). If any local unit of government adopts any ordinance specifying standards for new construction, the ordinance shall comply with the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). When adopted, a local body may amend, modify, or delete any portion of the Code.
Building Code Compliance Software for South Dakota
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 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 South Dakota have included:
|City of Pierre
|Baldridge & Nelson Architects & Engineers
|City of Rapid City
|Broin and Associates, Inc.
|City of Spearfish
|Lincoln County Planning & Zoning
|South Dakota Dept of Public Safety
Building and Residential Code Resources in South Dakota
- South Dakota Building Officials Association
- View the 2021 International Building Code free online via ICC
- Buy the South Dakota I-Codes from ICC
- Purchase Plan Analyst for the IBC to automate and simplify your plan reviews / code studies plananalyst.com.
Energy Code Compliance Software for South Dakota
Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota’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. South Dakota is in FEMA Region 8. Read the 2023 Region 8 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in South Dakota.
AIA and ICC
South Dakota code adoption status on the ICC website