The 2015 International Building Code (IBC) is adopted to the extent necessary to ensure compliance with the performance requirements of the Vermont 2015 Fire & Building Safety Code, per Section 5.
Building Code Compliance Software for Vermont
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 2015 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.
Building Code Resources in Vermont
- View the 2015 International Building Code free online via ICC
- Buy the Vermont 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 Vermont
Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in Vermont, 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 Vermont’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. Vermont is in FEMA Region 1. Read the 2022 Region 1 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in Vermont.
AIA and ICC
American Institute of Architects – AIA Vermont represents architects in the state. There are just over 1,000 registered and reciprocal architects in Vermont .
The Vermont ICC Chapter is through the ICC Building Safety Association of Vermont.
Vermont code adoption status on the ICC website