CODE REVIEW
COMMITTEE

The next Code Review meeting is set for May 17, 2022

The Code Review Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 AM.

CHAIR

STEVEN SCHLOSSER,

CLASSIC HOMES

Vice-CHAIR

Kort Henderson,

VANTAGE HOMES

STAFF LIAISON

AMANDA DEMARCO

HBA MISSION

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs promotes policies that allow for the production of safe and attainable housing and enhances the environment for the housing and building industry in El Paso County.

COMMITTEE PURPOSE

Members meet with representatives from the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and Regional Building Department and other public agencies to discuss everyday operations, codes, regulations, policies and processes related to residential and commercial construction.

ACTIVE COMMITTEE ITEMS

Upcoming Code Adoption Cycle (2021 IBC/IRC/IEC)

The committee has stood up a Code Adoption Review sub-committee to begin work on the 2021 Building and Energy Codes. Members are encouraged to review changes from the 2018 & 2021 codes for how they relate and impact their specific business. The sub-committee will review at a higher level and support or suggest amendments based off industry feedback and majority consensus. RBD has already begun their review and will offer updates over the next 6-8 months at the monthly Code Review committee meeting. Please reach out to Amanda DeMarco if you are interested in joining the sub-committee.

Below are Significant Changes gathered by NAHB (National Association of Home Builders). These lists consider impacts at a National level and may not capture all considerations for our market/climate/built environment. 

Significant Changes to the 2018 IRC & IECC

Significant Changes to the 2021 IRC

Cost Impact for Adoption of the 2021 I-Codes

2021 Suggested Amendments

City of Colorado Springs’ Stormwater Enterprise

UPCOMING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Homebuilding Lot Templates – City Stormwater Construction Manual    
The new Associate Permit process under the Stormwater Construction Manual will require individual lot applications that reference proposed lot CCM’s (Construction Control Measures) to be installed per provided lot templates. 

Erosion Control Examples for Individual House Sites
Atypical Lot
Typical Lot Type A
Typical Lot Type B G, W/O

Visit our Stormwater webpage for more information.

Colorado Springs Fire Department – Construction Services 

  • Working in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) | Visit CSFD’s website for more information.

As a result of the Waldo Canyon Fire (2012) and the disastrous outcomes that were experienced, the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD), in partnership with the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs (HBA), collaborated to address some critical issues in house design and construction. The result of the collaborated effort was the modification of City code language to safely and reasonably protect those residents who are rebuilding homes in the Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Area or building new homes in any portion of the city of Colorado Springs WUI. The collaboration also resulted in an Ignition Resistant Construction Design Manual that is to be used in conjunction with the 2015 IFC Appendix K. with the intent to show builders and landscapers what construction materials and vegetation requirements they must follow in order to reduce the risk of ignition to a home from an exposure fire.
 

PIKES PEAK REGIONAL BUILDING DEPARTMENT