The Code Review meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 AM.*
Chair: Loren Moreland, Classic Homes
Co-Chair: Andy Sanchez, Vantage Homes
Staff Liaison: Bethany Schoemer
Be part of the discussions and the successes! Contact Bethany Schoemer at 719-592-1800 x 128 or email@example.com for information on joining a Committee.
Current Issues/Recent Successes:
- 2015 International Codes - Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) has recently changed the local codes from the 2009 edition to the 2015 edition of the International Codes. The HBA completed a thorough review of the 2015 International Residential Code, 2015 International Energy Conservation Code and the proposed amendments. HBA Members met monthly to discuss the proposed code changes, and following approval from all the local jurisdictions the code will be implemented starting December 1, 2018. See the updated building code and the implementation plan.
- Arc Fault Circuit-Interrupters (AFCIs)- AFCIs have been a requirement in the National Electrical Code (NEC) since the 2002 edition in one form or another. Each new edition of the NEC has seen an expansion of areas within dwelling units where AFCI protection is required. Pikes Peak Regional Building Department has put together this informational letter that can be shared with homeowners that describes the requirements.
- CSFD Wildland Urban Interface Maps - Colorado Springs Fire Department is working on revising the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) map. This map falls under CSFD and will be separate from the Hillside Overlay. The proposal does encompass a larger land area but reduces addresses within the WUI from 46,000 to 38,000. The CSFD goal is to unburden areas that were unnecessarily in the WUI or Hillside. The potential impact will require new construction in the WUI area to comply with the WUI code requirements, similar to the Hillside Overlay. This review process of the expanded WUI has just begun. See the proposed maps.