6-1-2: INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE AMENDMENTS:
The IBC is amended as follows:
Section 101.1 is amended as follows:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Building Code of the Town of Winter Park (the "Town"), hereinafter referred to as "this code."
Section 101.4.3 is amended as follows:
101.4.3 Plumbing. The provisions of the International Plumbing Code shall apply to the installation, alteration, repair and replacement of plumbing systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, and where connected to a water system or sewage system and all aspects of a medical gas system. The provisions of the International Private Sewage Disposal Code shall apply to private sewage disposal systems.
Section 101.4.4 is deleted in its entirety.
Section 102.6 is amended as follows:
102.6 Existing Structures. The legal occupancy of any structure existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as is specifically covered in this code, the International Existing Building Code, the International Property Maintenance Code or the International Fire Code.
Section 103.3 is amended as follows:
103.3 Deputies. In accordance with the prescribed procedures of this jurisdiction and with the concurrence of the appointing authority, the building official shall have the authority to appoint a deputy building official, the related technical officers, inspectors, plan examiners and other employees. Such employees shall have powers as delegated by the building official. For the maintenance of existing properties, see the International Property Maintenance Code.
Section 104.8 is amended as follows:
104.8 Liability. The building official, member of board of appeals or employee charged with enforcement of the code, while acting for the jurisdiction in good faith and without malice in the discharge of the duties required by this code or other pertinent law or ordinance, shall not thereby be rendered liable personally and is hereby relieved from personal liability for any damages accruing to persons or property as a result of any act or by reason of an act or omission in the discharge of official duties. Any suit instituted against an officer or employee because of an act performed by that officer or employee in the lawful discharge of duties under the provisions of this code shall be defended by legal representative of the jurisdiction until the final termination of the proceedings. The building official or any subordinate shall not be liable for cost in any action, suit or proceeding that is instituted in pursuance of the provisions of this code. The adoption of this code shall not be deemed to give rise to a duty of care on the part of any public entity, public employee or agent, nor shall this code be deemed to create any civil remedy against a public entity, public employee or agent.
Sections 104.8.1, 105.1.1 and 105.1.2 are deleted in their entirety.
Section 105.2 is amended as follows:
105.2 Work Exempt From Permit. Exemptions from permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following, provided that, unless otherwise exempt by this code, separate plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits will be required:
Building:
      1.   One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, playground equipment and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet (11 m2) and maximum height of 12 feet.
      2.   Fences not over 6 feet (1829 mm) high.
      3.   Oil derricks.
4. Retaining walls which are not over 4 feet (1219 mm) in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding class I, II or IIIA liquids.
54. Water tanks supported directly on grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons (18 925 l) and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2:1.
65. Sidewalks and driveways not more than 30 inches (762 mm) above adjacent grade, and not over any basement or story belowPlatforms, walks and driveways at grade and are not part of an accessible route.
76. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
87. Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.
98. Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a group R-3 occupancy, which are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep, do not exceed 5,000 gallons (18925 l) and are installed entirely above ground.
109. Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural purposes, not including service systems.
1210. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54 inches (1372 mm) from the exterior wall and do not require additional support of groups R-3 and U occupancies.
1311. Non fixed and movable fixtures, cases, racks, counters and partitions not over 5 feet, 9 inches (1753 mm) in height.
      12.   Replacement or repair of nonstructural siding or siding which is not part of a required fire rated assembly on buildings when the removal of the siding is performed in accordance with state regulations regarding asbestos and lead paint, pursuant to other Town regulations.
      13.   Gutters, downspouts and storm windows (unless specified by design).
Section 105.5 is amended as follows:
105.5 Expiration. Every permit issued by the building official shall expire twenty-four (24) months after the date of issuance. Every permit shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced. The building official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods not more than 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.
Section 105 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
105.8.1 Transfer. A permit or application may be transferred from one party to the other upon written request to the building official, provided there are no changes to the plans and specifications.
105.8.2 Owner as Contractor. If a permit is active and no change in ownership has occurred since the permit was issued, the building official may allow the property owner to assume the role of contractor at any time upon a written request including the permit number, the address of the project and a statement that the original contractor is no longer in the employ of the owner. The original expiration date will not change.
Section 107.1 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
107.1.1 Water and Sewer. The applicant shall provide documentation from the water and sanitation district of an approved water and sewer utility plan, which may include paying the required water and sewer tap fees.
107.1.2 Emergency Services Fee. Applicable fees for emergency services providers shall be paid prior to issuance of a permit.
Section 107.3 is amended by the addition of the following new subsection:
107.3.1.1 Survey Requirements. An improvement location certificate (ILC) and a setback & elevation Certificate completed by a licensed Colorado surveyor is required for all new foundations. If a variance has been granted that allows for construction of a foundation within established setbacks or if a foundation is located within 5 feet of the property line, an improvement survey plat (ISP) is required. The ILC/ISP and Setback & Elevation Certificate shall be submitted for review and approval prior to requesting a rough framing inspection.
Section 107.3.3 is amended as follows:
107.3.3 Phased Approval. The building officialCommunity Development Director is authorized to issue a permit for the construction of foundations or any other part of a building or structure before the construction documents for the whole building or structure have been submitted, provided that adequate information and detailed statements have been filed complying with pertinent requirement of This Code. The holder of such permit for the foundation or other parts of a building or structure shall proceed at the holder's own risk with the building operation and without assurance that a permit for the entire structure will be granted.
Section 107.3.4 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
107.3.4.2 Construction Documents. The building official may require plans, computations, and specifications to be prepared, designed stamped and sealed by an engineer or architect licensed by the State when:
1. Foundations are constructed on caissons or other than spread footings conforming to the requirements of Chapter 18;
2. Roof framing or wall framing is "other than standard or conventional practices" not conforming to the requirements of Chapter 16 and 23; or
3. Based on beam sizes and spans, loading or any structural element affecting the integrity of the building.
107.3.4.3 Errors and Omissions Insurance. Where the construction value is more than $500,000, each registered architect and engineer shall carry a minimum of $500,000 of errors and omissions insurance and the owner of the structure upon which the architect/engineer is working shall be a named beneficiary of such policy and such policy shall be kept current throughout the term of any applicable statute of limitations.
Section 108.3 is deleted in its entirety.
Section 109.2 is amended as follows:
109.2 Schedule of Permit Fees. On buildings, structures, electrical, gas, mechanical, and plumbing systems or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid as required in accordance with the schedule as established by the applicable governing authorityTitle 1, Chapter 11, Table 1-11-2A of the Town Code.
Section 109.2 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
109.2.1 Plan Review Fee. When submittal documents are required by Section 105.1, a plan review fee shall be paid. The plan review fee is in addition to any other applicable permit fees.
109.2.2 Expiration. An application for which no permit is issued within 30 days following the date of last review without a response or additional information submitted by the applicant shall expire. Plans may thereafter be returned to the applicant or destroyed by the building official. The building official may extend the time for action by the applicant for no more than 30 days upon written request by the applicant demonstrating that circumstances beyond the control of the applicant have prevented action from being taken.
Section 109.6 is repealed in is entirety and reenacted as follows:
109.6 Refunds. The building official is authorized to refund fees as follows:
1. Permit Fee. The building official may authorize a refund of not more than 80 percent of the permit fee when no work has been done.
2. Plan Review Fee. If no examination time has been spent, the building official may authorize a refund of not more than 80 percent of the plan review fee when an application is withdrawn.
3. Application. The building official may not refund any fees except upon written application filed by the original permittee not later than 30 days after the date of payment.
Section 109 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
109.7 Reinspections. A reinspection fee, as specified in Title 1, Chapter 11 of the Town Code, may be assessed for each inspection or re-inspection when such portion of work for which inspections is called is not complete or when corrections called for are not made. Reinspection fees may be assessed when the inspection record card is not posted or otherwise available on the work site, the approved plans are not readily available to the inspector, for failing to provide access on the date for which the inspection is requested, or for deviating from plans requiring the approval of the building official. No additional inspection of work will be performed until the reinspection fees have been paid.
109.7.1 Investigative Fee. When any work for which a permit is required has been commenced without said permit, a special investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such work. An investigative fee, in the amount set by the Town Council, shall be collected whether or not a permit is issued. The investigative fee shall be in addition to any other penalty prescribed by law.
Section 110.1 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
110.1.1 Premises Identification. Buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or building identification in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. Numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters, shall be reflective, shall contrast with their background and shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inch (12.7 mm). Where access is by means of a private road and the building address cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure, and the number shall be mounted at least 36 inches (914.4 mm) above grade and not affixed to vegetation.
110.1.2 Inspection Record Card. Work requiring a building permit shall not be commenced until the inspection record card is posted in a conspicuous place on the premises in a position as to allow the building official to make the required entries conveniently thereon regarding inspection of the work. The card shall be maintained in such position until all inspections have been made and final approvals have been issued.
Section 110.3.1 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
110.3.1.1 Drilled Pier Inspection. Inspection shall be made while the piers are being drilled. The licensed engineer of record or authorized representative shall be present during the drilling operations and be available to the inspector during inspections.
Section 110.3.3 is amended as follows:
110.3.3 Lowest floor elevation. The elevation certificate required by Section 1612.5 shall be submitted when required by the building official or required by Title 6, Chapter 7 of the Town Code.In flood hazard areas, upon placement of the lowest floor, including the basement, and prior to further vertical construction, the elevation certification required in Section 1612.5 shall be submitted to the building official.
Section 110.3.8 is amended as follows:
110.3.8 Other Inspections. In addition to the inspections specified in Sections 110.3.1 thru 110.3.7, the building official is authorized to make or require other inspections of any construction work to ascertain compliance with provisions of this code and other laws that are enforced by the department of building safetybuilding department. These inspections shall also be in accordance with Chapter 17 and 18 of this Code.
Section 110.3 is amended by the addition of the following new subsection:
110.3.10 Final Inspection. No final inspection shall be performed and no certificate of occupancy shall be issued unless a sales tax audit has either been completed by the sales tax administrator and all sales taxes due have been paid, arrangements have been made with the sales tax administrator for such audit, or the Town Manager has expressly waived such audit.
Section 110.5 is amended as follows:
110.5 Inspection Requests. It shall be the duty of the holder of the building permit or their duly authorized agent to notify the building official when work is ready for inspectionof any person doing work, including without limitation the owner, contractor, or subcontractor to know that the structure has a valid permit and to notify the building department when work is ready for inspection. It shall be the duty of the permit holderperson requesting any inspection to provide access and means for inspections of such work that are required by this code inspection of such work. All inspections requested prior to 4:00 pm the day requested will be performed the following working day. Such request for inspection may be made by calling the 24-hour automated telephone answering system.
Section 111.1 is amended as follows:
111.1 Use and Occupancy. No building or structure shall be used or occupied, and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof shall be made, until the building official has issued a certificate of occupancy therefor as provided herein. Issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall not be construed as an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction.
Exceptions:
1. Work exempt from permits in accordance with Section 105.2.
2. Group U occupancy and permits not establishing a use or occupancy.
Section 111.2 is amended by the addition of the following at the end of the section:
A temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued when work is not complete, provided all life safety requirements are met. Where occupancies are not determined at time of building permit application, permits issued for no occupancy and core and shell construction shall be issued a limited letter of completion or a letter of completion.
Section 113 is repealed in its entirety and reenacted as follows:
113 Board of Appeals.
113.1 Established. There is hereby established a code board of appeals, which shall be composed of 5 members. The board shall interpret and hear appeals regarding the IBC, IRC, IFC, IPC, IMC, IFGC, IECC and IEBC.
113.2 Membership and Terms.
A. The board members shall be appointed and their terms of office set by the Town Council, with terms of such length and so arranged so that the terms of at least one member will expire each year.
B. A board member may be removed by the Town Council for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office after notice and an opportunity to be heard.
C. Vacancies occurring otherwise and through the expiration of term shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.
113.3 Organization and Procedures.
A. The board shall elect a chair and vice chair from among its members, and create and fill such other of its offices as it may determine. The term of the chair and vice chair shall be one year with eligibility for reelection. The chair shall preside at all meetings and hearings. In the absence or the disability of the chair, the vice chair shall perform all the duties of the chair. In the absence of both the chair and the vice chair, a chair pro tempore shall be elected by a majority vote of all members present.
B. The board shall hold meetings when called by the chair or building/fire code official.
C. Should any member have knowledge of any fact which may constitute a conflict of interest in consideration of any appeal, the member shall forthwith notify the building official or the fire code official.
D. The secretary shall keep, or cause to be kept, minutes of the proceedings of the board, and shall prepare an agenda for each meeting, which shall be furnished to members prior to the meeting. The secretary shall be custodian of the records for the board.
E. Appeals from decisions of the building official shall be in writing and shall describe the specific decision of the building official being appealed. A notice of appeal shall be accompanied by a fee of $250.00.
F. Appeals will be heard at meetings called pursuant to the presiding officer or by a majority of the membership of the board of appeals. Requests for hearings must be scheduled at least 10 days prior to such hearing.
G. If an appellant intends to submit evidence, or a legal argument, outside of the expertise of the board, the appellant shall so state in the notice of appeal. Failure to so state shall be cause for the prohibition of the presentation of such evidence or argument.
H. A quorum of the board is 3 members. A decision of the board requires a majority vote of those members of the board present. The board's decision shall be final.
Section 202 is amended by the addition of the following definitions:
Bedroom. A room which is designed as a sleeping room, a loft, a mezzanine in group R occupancies or a room or area that can be used as a sleeping room and contains a closet.
Building Height. As defined in Title 7 of the Town Code.
Fire Chief. The chief officer of East Grand, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling fire protection districts, or the chief officer's authorized representative.
Kitchen. A room or area in a commercial or residential unit, other than a hotel or motel room, that is designated to be used primarily for the preparation of food, which contains more than one standard size kitchen appliance or fixture.
Unusable Crawlspaces. The area under the first story floor system which has less than 5 feet of head room and an unfinished floor.
Utility Space or Utility Room. A room designed or used to house general maintenance equipment.
Section 311.2 is amended by the addition of the following new subsection:
311.2.1 Group S-1, Mini Storage. Buildings used for mini storage shall be compartmentalized by not less than one hour fire resistive construction at each floor/ceiling and at each 1,000 square feet of floor area.
Section 718.2.5.1 is amended as follows:
718.2.5.1 Factory-built Chimneys and Fireplaces. Factory- built chimneys and fireplaces shall be fire blocked in accordance with UL 103 and UL 127manufacturer's specifications. Factory-built chimneys shall be effectively fire blocked within such enclosure at each floor-ceiling level and at the roof. The vertical distance between adjacent fire blocking shall not exceed 10 feet.
Section 901.2 is amended as follows:
901.2 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall specify where fire protection systems are required and shall apply to the design, installation and operation of fire protection systems. When the requirements of this code and the IFC conflict, the more restrictive shall apply.
Section 901.5 is amended by the addition of the following new subsection:
901.5.1 Special Inspector. All fire protection systems required by this code shall be inspected and approved by a special inspector. The special inspector shall be an authorized representative of the fire department or another qualified individual with prior approval of the building official, appointed in accordance with Chapter 17 of this code.
Section 901.6 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
901.6.4 Key Box. Where a supervisory station is required by this section and where access to or within a structure or area is restricted because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for life-saving or firefighting purposes as determined by the fire chief, an approved rapid entry key lock box shall be installed.
901.6.4.1 Devices. Key lock boxes shall be Underwriters Laboratories certified and approved by the fire chief.
901.6.4.2 Location. The key lock box shall be located at or near the main entrance to the building, mounted at a height of 6 feet above final grade at a location approved by the fire chief.
901.6.4.3 Contents. The key box shall contain labeled keys to provide access into the building.
Section 902.1 is amended by the addition of the following definition:
Fire Chief. The chief officer of East Grand, Granby, Grand fire protection district, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling fire protection districts, or the chief officer's authorized representative.
Section 903.2.8 is amended as follows:
903.2.8 Group R. An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with section 903.3 shall be provided throughout all buildings with a group R fire area. Exception: An automatic sprinkler system is not required in existing non- sprinkled buildings, two stories or less, where a change of occupancy/alteration creates no more than two dwelling units, provided that a manual and automatic fire alarm system is installed in accordance with NFPA 72 throughout the building, and the residential occupancies are separated from other occupancies per Section 508.4.
Section 1011.5.5 repealed in its entirety and reenacted as follows:
1011.5.5 Profile. The radius of curvature at the leading edge of the tread shall be not greater than 9/16 inch (14.3 mm). Beveling of nosings shall not exceed 9/16 inch (14.3 mm). Risers shall be vertical or sloped under the tread above from the underside of the nosing above at an angle not more than 30 degrees (0.52 rad) from the vertical. The leading edge (nosings) of treads shall project not more than 11/4 inches (32 mm) beyond the tread below and all projections of the leading edges shall be of uniform size, including the leading edge of the floor at the top of a flight.
Exceptions:
1. Solid risers are not required for stairways that are not required to comply with Section 1009.3.
2. Solid risers are not required for occupancies in group I-3 or in group F, H and S occupancies other than areas accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on the size of the opening in the riser.
3. Solid risers are not required for spiral stairways constructed in accordance with Section 1011.1.
4. Solid risers are not required for alternating tread devices constructed in accordance with Section 1011.14.
Section 1101.2 is amended as follows:
1101.2 Design. Buildings and facilities shall be designed and constructed to be accessible in accordance with this code,andthe most current edition of ICC A117.7, and C.R.S. § 9-5-101, et seq., as amended.
Section 1503 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
1503.7 Snow-Shed Barriers. Roofs shall be designed to prevent accumulation of snow from shedding onto exterior balconies, decks, pedestrian and vehicular exits from buildings, stairways, sidewalks, streets, alleys, areas directly above or in front of gas utility or electric utility meters, or adjacent properties. Exception: Mechanical barriers installed to prevent snow shedding from the roof, which are secured to the roof framing members or to solid blocking secured to framing members, in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.
1503.8 Fall Protection. Permanent fall protection anchors shall be installed on all new construction. Roof anchors or similar devices shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.
1503.9 Valley Outlets. Each roof valley shall have access to an electrical receptacle installed according to the electrical code.
Section 1507.1 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
1507.1.1 Ice Barrier. An ice barrier that consists of an approved self-adhering polymer modified bitumen sheet shall be used in lieu of normal underlayment on all sloped roofs. This ice dam protection underlayment shall be installed from the eaves to a point 6 feet inside the exterior wall line of the building and 24 inches from the center line of all valleys, fully adhered to the substrate on all habitable structures. Exception: Detached accessory structures that contain no conditioned floor area.
1507.1.2 Snow-Shed Barriers. Roofs shall be designed to prevent accumulations of snow from shedding above or in front of gas utility or electric utility meters.
Section 1507.2.8.2 is deleted in its entirety.
Section 1507.4.1 is amended by the addition of the following new subsection:
1507.4.1.1 Mechanical Barriers. Roofs with metal roof shingles or metal roof panels shall be designed so as to prevent accumulations of snow from shedding onto pedestrian and vehicular exits from buildings and on to sidewalks, streets and alley ways. Mechanical barriers installed to prevent snow shedding from the roof shall be secured to roof framing members or to solid blocking secured to framing members in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Individual devices installed in a group of devices to create a barrier to prevent snow shedding shall be installed in at least two rows with the first row no more than 24 inches from the edge of the roof or eave. The rows shall be parallel with the exterior wall line and the devices in each row shall be staggered for a spacing of no more than 24 inches on center measured parallel with the exterior wall line. Continuous snow barriers shall be secured to roof framing at no more than 48 inches on center. Continuous barriers shall be installed parallel with the exterior wall line and no more than 24 inches from the edge of the roof or eave.
Section 1507.5 is amended by the addition of the following new subsection:
1507.5.1.1 Mechanical Barriers. Roofs with metal roof shingles or metal roof panels shall be designed so as to prevent accumulations of snow from shedding onto pedestrian and vehicular exits from buildings and on to sidewalks, streets and alleys. Mechanical barriers installed to prevent snow shedding from the roof shall be secured to roof framing members or to solid blocking secured to framing members in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Individual devices installed in a group of devices to create a barrier to prevent snow shedding shall be installed in at least two rows with the first row no more than 24 inches from the edge of the roof or eave. The rows shall be parallel with the exterior wall line and the devices in each row shall be staggered for a spacing of no more than 24 inches on center measured parallel with the exterior wall line. Continuous snow barriers shall be secured to roof framing at no more than 48 inches on center. Continuous barriers shall be installed parallel with the exterior wall line and no more than 24 inches from the edge of the roof or eave.
Sections 1507.5.4, 1507.6.4, 1507.7.4, 1507.8.4, 1507.9.4 and 1605.3.1.2 are deleted in their entirety.
Section 1608.1 is amended as follows:
1608.1 General. Design snow loads shall be determined in accordance with Section 7 of ASCE 7, Table 1608.1, but the design roof load shall not be less than that determined by Section 1607.
Table 1608.1 Design Snow Load For Roofs*
9,000 feet above sea level is 98 pounds per square foot
9,250 feet above sea level is 105 pounds per square foot
9,500 feet above sea level is 113 pounds per square foot
9,750 feet above sea level is 120 pounds per square foot
10,000 feet above sea level is 128 pounds per square foot
10,250 feet above sea level is 136 pounds per square foot
10,500 feet above sea level is 145 pounds per square foot
10,750 feet above sea level is 154 pounds per square foot
*Roof snow load as determined by Grand County Snow Load/Snow Zone Map or Grand County Subdivision Map.
OR
A licensed Colorado design professional may design the structure using ground snow loads (pg) complying with the Colorado Design Snow Loads Report and Map, published by the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (date May 6, 2015). The design roof snow load values shall be determined from Section 1608 of the IBC, including all applicable factors, and loading and drifting considerations of ASCE 7, Chapter 7. Additionally, the changing of roofing materials and roof coverings other than like materials requires a roof evaluation from a licensed Colorado engineer.
Section 1608.2 is amended as follows:
1608.2 Ground snow loads. Roof Snow Load. As determined by Grand County snow load/snow zone map or Grand County subdivision index. The ground snow loads to be used in determining the design snow loads for roofs shall be determined in accordance with ASCE 7 or Figure 1608.2 for the contiguous United States and Table 1608.2 for Alaska. Site-specific case studies shall be made in areas designated "CS" in figure 1608.2. Ground snow loadsRoof snow loads for sites at elevations above the limits indicated in Figure 1608.2 and for all sites within the CS areas shall be approved. Ground snow load determination for such sites shall be based on an extreme value statistical analysis of data available in the vicinity of the site using a value with a 2-percent annual probability of being exceeded (50 year mean recurrence interval). Snow loads are zero for Hawaii, except in mountainous regions as approved by the building official.
Section 1609.3 is amended by the addition of the following text:
Minimum design wind speed is 90 mph, exposure B*.
Section 1612 is deleted in its entirety.
Section 1613.2 is amended as follows:
SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY "B". **
**except as noted, seismic design values shall be determined from Section 1613 of this code. Site specific design values shall be determined from the USGS website.
Section 1703.1 is amended as follows:
1703.1 Approved Agency. An approved agency shall provide all information as necessary for the building official to determine that the agency meets the applicable requirements in Sections 1703.1.1 through 1703.1.3. The fire department or the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control or their authorized representative shall be an approved agency for special inspection of fire protection systems required by this code and the international fire code.
Section 1704 is amended by the addition of the following new subsections:
1704.7.3 Fire Protection Systems. Fire protection systems shall have the design plans approved by a special inspection agency and the systems inspected and tested by a special inspector for compliance with the requirements of this code and the IFC.
1704.7.3.1 Qualifications. Each special inspector for fire protection systems shall have expertise in fire protection, and shall be a certified fire suppression systems inspector by the State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control.
Sections 1804.5 and 1805.1.2.1 are deleted in their entirety.
Section 1807.1 is amended as follows:
1807.1 Foundation Walls. Foundation walls shall be designed and constructed in accordance with sections 1807.1.1 through 1807.1.6. Foundation walls shall be supported by foundationsfootings designed in accordance with section 1808.
The title of Section 1808 is repealed in its entirety and reenacted as follows:
Section 1808 Footings and Foundations.
Section 1808.1 is amended as follows:
1808.1 General. Footings and foundations shall be designed and constructed in accordance with sections 1808.2 through 1808.9. Shallow footings and foundations shall also satisfy the requirements of section 1809. Deep footings and foundations shall also satisfy the requirements of section 1810. All exterior walls shall be supported on continuous solid or fully grouted masonry or concrete footings. Concrete footings shall include a minimum of two #4 reinforcement bars to be tied continuously and spaced a minimum of two inches from the ground and equally within the footing. Exception: Unless designed and stamped by an engineer.
Section 1808.2 is amended as follows:
1808.2 Design for Capacity and Settlement. Footings and foundations shall be so designed that the allowable bearing capacity of the soil is not exceeded, and the differential settlement is minimized. Footings and foundations in areas with expansive soils shall be designed in accordance with the provisions of section 1808.6.
Section 1808.3 is amended as follows:
1808.3 Design Loads. Footings and foundations shall be designed for the most unfavorable effects due to the combinations of loads specified in section 1605.2 or 1605.3. The dead load is permitted to include the weight of foundations and overlying fill. Reduced live loads, as specified in Sections 1607.9 and 1607.11 shall be permitted to be used in the design of foundations.
Section 1809.1 is amended as follows:
1809.1 General. This chapter shall apply to building and foundation systems. Shallow foundations shall be designed and constructed in accordance with sections 1809.2 through 1809.13.Exception: Unless designed and stamped by a licensed Colorado design professional.
Section 1809.5 is amended as follows:
1809.5 Frost Protection. Except where otherwise protected from frost, foundations and other permanent supports of buildings and structures shall be protected from frost by one or more of the following methods:
      1.   Extending below the frost line of the locality, 30 inches;
      2.   Constructing in accordance with ASCE 32; or
      3.   Erecting on solid rock.
Exception: Free-standing buildings meeting allboth of the following conditions shall not be required to be protected:
1. Assigned to Risk Category I.
2.1. Area of 600 (56 m2)120 square feet (11.15 m2) or less for light-frame construction or 400 (37 m2)120 square feet (11.15 m2) or less for other than light-frame construction; and
3. 2. Pursuant to Section 105.2. Eave height of 10 feet or less.
Shallow foundations shall not bear on frozen soil unless such frozen condition is of a permanent character.
Section 1809.7 is deleted in its entirety.
Section 2301.2 is amended as follows:
2301.2 General Design Requirements. The design of structural elements or systems, constructed partially or wholly of wood or wood-based products, shall be in accordance on one of the following methods. The use of load duration factors for snow load is prohibited.
Section 2303.1.11 is amended as follows:
2303.1.11 Structural Log Members. Stress grading of structural log members of nonrectangular shape, as typically used in log buildings, shall be in accordance with ASTM D 3957. Such structural log members shall be identified by the grade mark of an approved lumber grading or inspection agency. In lieu of a grade mark on the material, a certificate of inspection as to species and grade issued by a lumber grading or inspection agency meeting the requirements of this section shall be permitted. Exception: In single family dwellings of log construction, wall logs need not be graded, and all structural logs shall be designed by a licensed Colorado design professional and inspected by that design professional after the completion of the framing with the design professional certifying that the logs are of the size, quality and species of the design and that they were installed to that design.
Section 2303.4.1 is amended as follows:
2303.4.1 Design. Wood trusses shall be designed in accordance with the provisions of this code and accepted engineering practice as well as designed by a licensed Colorado design professional. Members are permitted to be joined by nails, glue, bolts, timber connectors, metal connector plates or other approved framing devices. The use of load duration factors for snow load or roof slope is prohibited.
Section 2304.4 is amended as follows:
2304.4 Floor and Roof Framing. The framing of wood-joisted floors and wood-framed roofs shall be in accordance with the provisions specified in section 2308 unless a specific design is furnished. The use of load duration factors for snow load or roof slope is prohibited.
Section 2304.8.2 is amended as follows:
2304.8.2 Structural Roof Sheathing. Structural roof sheathing shall be designed in accordance with the general provisions of this code and the special provisions in this section. Roof sheathing conforming to the provisions of table 2304.8(1), 2304.8(2), 2304.8(3) or 2304.8(5) shall be deemed to meet the requirements of this section. Wood structural panel roof sheathing shall be bonded by exterior glue. Exception: A minimum of 5/8 inch (15.88 mm) plywood, particle board, or waferwood shall be used on roof rafters or roof trusses spaced 24 inches (609.6 mm) on center in any snow load area.
Section 2304.8.2 is amended by the addition of the following new subsection:
2304.8.2.1 Structural Members. Computations to determine the required sizes of members shall be based on the net dimensions (actual sizes) and not nominal sizes. The use of load duration factors for snow load or roof slope is prohibited.
Section 2308.5.5.1 is amended as follows:
2308.5.5.1 Openings in exterior bearing walls Headers. Headers shall be provided over each opening in exterior- bearing walls. The use of load duration factors for snow load or roof slope is prohibited. The spans in Table 2308.4.1.1(1) are permitted to be used for one- and two- family dwellings. Headers for other buildings shall be designed in accordance with Section 2301.2, Item 1 or 2. Headers shall be of two pieces of nominal 2-inch (51 mm) framing lumber set on edge minimum as permitted by Table 2308.4.1.1(1) and nailed together in accordance with table 2304.10.1 or of solid lumber of equivalent size. Wall studs shall support the ends of the header in accordance with Table 2308.4.1.1(1). Each end of a lintel or header shall have a bearing length of not less than 11/2 inch (38.1 mm) for the full width of the lintel.
Section 2308.7.2 is amended as follows:
2308.7.2 Rafter Spans. Allowable spans for rafters shall be in accordance with table 2308.7.2(1), 2308.7.2(2), 2308.7.2(3), 2308.7.2(4), 2308.7.2(5) or 2308.7.2(6). For other grades and species and other loading conditions, refer to the AWC STJR. The use of load duration factors for snow load or roof slope is prohibited.
Section 2308.7.10 is amended as follows:
2308.7.10 Roof Sheathing. Roof sheathing shall be in accordance with tables 2304.8(3) and 2304.8(5) for wood structural panels, and Tables 2304.8(1) and 2304.8(2) for lumber and shall comply with section 2304.8.2. Exception: A minimum of 5/8 inch plywood, particle board, or waferwood shall be used on roof rafters or roof trusses spaced 24 inches (609.6 mm) on center in any snow load area.
Section 2901.1 is amended as follows:
2901.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter and the International Plumbing Code shall govern the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing equipment and systems. Toilet and bathing rooms shall be constructed in accordance with Section 1210. Plumbing systems and equipment shall be constructed, installed and maintained in accordance with the International Plumbing Code. Private sewage disposal systems shall conform to the International Private Sewage Disposal Code.
Section 2901.1 is amended by the addition of the following new subsection:
2901.1.1 Sanitation at Construction Sites. Toilet facilities shall be provided for construction workers and such facilities shall be conveniently located and maintained in a sanitary condition, from the start of the project until the certificate of occupancy is issued.
Section 3001.1 is amended as follows:
3001.1 Scope. This chapter governs the design, construction, installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair, inspection and permitting of new and existing elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and moving walks, and conveying systems and their components.
Chapter 30 is amended by the addition of the following new sections:
Section 3009 Permits and Certificates of Inspection.
3009.1 Permits. It is unlawful to install any new elevator, moving walk, escalator or dumbwaiter or to make major alterations to any existing elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator or moving walk, as defined in Part XII of ASME A17.1, without first obtaining a permit from the building official. Permits shall not be required for maintenance or minor alterations.
3009.2 Certificates of Inspection. It is unlawful to operate any elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator or moving walk without a current certificate of inspection issued by the building official. Such certificate shall be issued upon payment of prescribed fees and the presentation of a valid inspection report indicating that the conveyance is safe and that the inspections and tests have been performed in accordance with part X of the ASME A17.1. Certificates shall not be issued when the conveyance is posted as unsafe pursuant to section 3010. Exception: Certificates of inspection shall not be required for conveyances within a dwelling unit.
3009.3 Application. Application for an installation permit or inspection shall be made by the owner of an elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator or moving walk on forms provided by the building official.
Section 3010 Design.
3010.1 Requirements. For design, construction and installation requirements, see Chapter 16 of this code and the applicable requirements of ASME A17.1.
Section 3011 Operation and Maintenance.
3011.1 General. The owner shall be responsible for safe operation and maintenance of each elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator and moving walk installation and shall cause periodic inspections to be made on such conveyances as required in this section.
3011.2 Periodic Inspections and Tests. Routine and periodic inspections and tests shall be made as required by part X of ASME A17.1.
3011.3 Alterations, Repairs and Maintenance. Alternations, repairs, and maintenance shall be made as required by part XII of ASME A17.1.
3011.4 Costs. All costs of inspections and testing shall be paid by the owner.
3011.5 Inspection Reports. After each required inspection, a full and correct inspection report shall be filed with the building official.
Section 3012 Unsafe Condition.
3012.1 Unsafe Condition. When an inspection reveals an unsafe condition of an elevator, moving walk, escalator or dumbwaiter, the inspector shall immediately file with the owner and the building official a report of such inspection and unsafe condition. If the building official finds that an unsafe condition endangers human life, the building official shall cause to be placed on such elevator, escalator or moving walk, in a conspicuous place, a notice stating that the conveyance is unsafe. The owner shall ensure that such notice of unsafe condition is maintained where placed. The building official shall also issue a written order to the owner requiring repairs or alterations that are necessary to render the conveyance safe. The building official may order the operation thereof discontinued until the repairs or alterations are made. A posted notice shall be removed only by the building official when the unsafe condition has been corrected.
Section 3109 is amended by the addition of the following new subsection:
3109.2 Public Swimming Pools. Public swimming pools shall comply with this code and C.R.S. § 25-5-801, et seq. Swimming pools shall be completely enclosed by a fence at least 4 feet (1219.2 mm) in height or a screen enclosure equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates. Openings in the fence shall not permit the passage of a four-inch- diameter (102 mm) sphere. Exception: A swimming pool with a power safety cover or a spa with a safety cover complying with ASTM F 1346.
Section 3309 is amended as follows:
3309.1 Where Required. All structures under construction, alteration or demolition shall be provided with no fewer than one approved portable fire extinguisher in accordance with Section 906 and sized for not less than ordinary hazard as follows:as required by the fire chief.
Section 3311.1 is amended as follows:
3311.1 Where Required. In buildings required to have standpipes by section 905.3.1, as required by the fire chief. no fewer than one standpipe shall be provided for use during construction. Such standpipes shall be installed when the progress of construction is not more than 40 feet (12 192 mm) in height above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. Such standpipes shall be provided with fire department hose connections at accessible locations adjacent to usable stairways. Such standpipes shall be extended as construction progresses to within one floor of the highest point of construction having secured decking or flooring.
Section 3311.2 is amended as follows:
3311.2 Buildings Being Demolished. Where a building is being demolished and a standpipe exists within such a building, such standpipe shall be maintained in an operable condition so as to be available for use by the fire department. Such standpipe shall be demolished with the building but shall not be demolished more than one floor below the floor being demolished or as approved by the fire chief.
Section 3313.1 is amended as follows:
3313.1 Where Required. An approved water supply for fire protection, either temporary or permanent shall be made available as soon as combustible material arrives on site or as required by the fire chief.
The following appendices are deleted in their entirety: Appendix A, B, D, F, G, H, K and M.
(Ord. 507, Series of 2017; amd. Ord. 561, Series of 2021)