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Building Codes

All of our house plans are designed to meet or exceed the standards set by the International Residential Code (IRC), which has become the recognized standard. This has made it easier for architects to draw up plans that are nearly universally suitable to build across the country and the world.

Some states, counties, and municipalities have their own extra codes, zoning requirements, and building regulations on top of the standardized IRC details. Engineering may be necessary to meet local building codes, most notably for earthquake concerns, hurricane (wind) design, flood plain issues, heavy snow loading, etc. Some states and certain cities may also require an architect's seal. If this is required, it is often consumers will purchase the CAD package and work with a local architect or engineer to update the plans to the specific areas' requirements.

After you receive your plans, you should consult with your local builder, architect, engineer, or other construction professionals to review the designs before actual construction begins. We cannot be responsible for the advice or assistance you receive from them or for the methods they use. The owner and contractor assume the responsibility to meet all local codes.

The following link offers additional information about building codes:

  • ICC - The International Code Council (ICC) has been the leading source of building and related construction codes for more than 75 years. Our association prides itself on providing excellent products and services to ensure the public's safety.
  • IRC - The IRC is a widely accepted, comprehensive set of model codes used in the United States to set a base standard of design and code requirements.

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