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Link to list of National Fire Protection Assoc. codes and standards 

Link to online library of free access to National Fire Protection Assoc. 1 

International Code Council online library of free access to 2009 ICC ecodes (effective September 1, 2011)

ICC/ ANSI Standard A117.1-2003 is referenced by the IBC for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Online video courses offered by the U.S. Department of Energy about building energy codes. See catalog.  

Industry Services Energy webpage

International Code Council website 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services website about plan review of construction and remodeling of health care facilities. 

More info about IS plan submittal of health care facilities.

Link to federal site for software for downloading

COMcheck is Federal Department of Energy (DOE) software approved in Wisconsin for demonstrating compliance with commercial building envelope requirements and interior & exterior general lighting requirements ONLY (HVAC portions of the program are not acceptable) COMcheck can be used for commercial buildings or high-rise (>3 stories) multi-family buildings. [Within COMcheck, a user is required to choose the code option of "2009 IECC" unless 2009 IECC section 501.2 is applied which would then allow the application of ASHRAE 90.1-2007, in which case the option "90.1 (2007) Standard" must be used]

REScheck, another software application from DOE, is now used for demonstrating building envelope compliance for low-rise multi-family (3 dwellings or more, 3 stories or less above grade). [Within REScheck, a user is required to choose the code option of "2009 IECC" as the code type to demonstrate building envelope compliance.]

Storm Shelter Requirements ICC-500-2008 for use with 2009 ICC codes (view only-Click on 2008)


Here is information on free access to NFPA standards:  http://www.nfpa.org/freeaccess  (view only)

There is also a three day free trial period for the National Fire Codes Subscription Service:  http://www.nfpa.org/nfcssallaccesstrial?icid=D622

AISC Manual of Steel Construction, online access to the AISC steel standard 360-05 at www.aisc.org by selecting "ePubs & freePubs", then "freePubs" and then "Specifications and Standards".

Testing agency directories

www.ul.com, www.fmglobal.com

The Ultimate Fire wizard for use with UL assemblies is available at


The following is a direct link to UL Certifications Directory:


ICC Product Evaluations


USGS Seismic tool (need to self-install)


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