The Code Review meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 AM.*
Chair: Lori Rhodes, Challenger Homes, Inc.
Co-Chair: Loren Moreland, Classic Homes
Be part of the discussions and the successes! Contact Marla Novak at 719-592-1800 ext. 114 or email@example.com for information on joining a Committee.
Current Issues/Recent Successes:
- 2015 International Codes- Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) intends to change the local codes from the 2009 edition to the 2015 edition of the International Codes. The HBA has recently completed the review of the 2015 International Residential Code and has begun reviewing the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code and the proposed amendments. HBA Members are meeting monthly to discuss the proposed code changes, which are expected to be adopted in 12-18 months. RBD is now considering a NEW proposal to adopt almost all of the 2015 IRC, adding chapters 12-33. This new proposal would mean that mechanical, fuel gas, and plumbing requirements for residential would be through the IRC directly where they have previously adopted those codes separately. Join the review team and have a say in the process!
See the proposed revisions.
- 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.