CCICC is Dedicated to Building A Safer World

The Colorado Chapter of the International Code Council is dedicated to the improvement of building safety, by promoting and improving the International Codes, educating the building industry, public, and our membership, and providing mutual aid to building professionals.

July 25th CAPT Meeting

The Colorado Association of Permit Technicians invites you to attend their 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Hosted by the City of Black Hawk

8 am - Noon

25 July CAPT Meeting Agenda

Reserve your room at Ameristar Casino

Use the code: Summer

Deluxe King room rate: $129

Deluxe Double room rate: $119


2024 Committee Application

Share your skills, shape the future and be a part of a leading Chapter.

How? Become involved with Chapter Committees

or on the Colorado Chapters Board of Directors.


With your help we can continue to address common issues and learn from each other.


The 2024 Board of Directors Application  and 2024 Committee Application can be filled out today!


Questions? Contact any member of

the Board of Directors, or any Committee Chair.

We are happy to hear from you.

Please send your completed application for the Board of Directors to

Janine Snyder at

[email protected]

Important Request to local Building Departments


The Division of Housing's Building Codes & Standards Section which regulates modular construction state-wide is making an urgent request for your consideration. Please review the first attachment for specific details. During this unprecedented time, we ask for your assistance in helping move forward modular construction projects occurring in your jurisdiction in order to help house Coloradans faster.

We have created some flexibility in our process as we work to address our staffing shortage (please see second and third attachments). We ask you to accept this temporary alternative process to help address Colorado's housing crisis by allowing the site work for modular construction to also begin with a third-party plan review approval in place as we work to review and approve all modular construction plans and get our approved set of plans out to ensure safety and code compliance.


Thank you for your consideration and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Maulid Miskell

Deputy Division Director


Third Party Plan Review Memo

Third Party Plan Review  Memo clarification

Memo Local Acceptance of TPA plans



July 20th Wilderness on Wheels

Join the Colorado Chapter Of ICC for a Day of Volunteering at Wilderness on Wheels Colorado!

Date: Saturday, July 20th, 2024 Time:8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Lunch will be provided) Location: 45954 U.S HWY 284, Grant, CO 80448

Why Volunteer? Volunteering with Wilderness on Wheels Colorado is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community and support an organization dedicated to providing access to nature for individuals of all abilities. Your efforts will help maintain and improve the facilities, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the great outdoors.



RSVP to Nate Romero

Free Energy Codes Training


Building Codes Support Program

New Training Scheduled for 2024


Inspection Best Practices Series, Wednesdays 8-9

7/17/2024 - Residential Lighting & Electrical: Devils in the Details
8/21/2024 - Commercial Lighting & Electrical: Devils in the Details

Webinar Registration Online HERE
The most requested topic through the surveys filled out will determine the topics for the last Wednesday Webinars of the year.



Sawn Lumber Grade Marks and Alternatives to Grade Marks


Sawn Lumber Grade Marks and Alternatives to Grade Marks

A grade mark is the most common way of identifying important structural properties and quality of sawn lumber in accordance with US DOC PS 20 American Lumber Standard.

Occasionally, state legislation is proposed that would create an exception to grading and grade marking of sawn lumber, allowing the use of locally-sourced, sawn lumber in residential construction or an associated accessory structure. The law seldom goes into detail on how the lumber grade is to be assigned or how to ensure that the material is locally-sourced, leaving it to the building official to deal with the challenges of permitting use of unmarked lumber of potentially unknown origin to meet intent of the code in terms of quality and safety. 

Often, the laws are unnecessary, since the International Residential Code (IRC) has provisions for use of sawn lumber that has no grade mark. Section R502.1.1 of the 2021 IRC allows the use of a certificate of inspection issued by a recognized lumber grading or inspection agency in lieu of a grade mark:

R502.1.1 Sawn lumber. Sawn lumber shall be identified by a grade mark of an accredited lumber grading or inspection agency and have design values certified by an accreditation body that complies with DOC PS 20. In lieu of a grade mark, a certificate of inspection issued by a lumber grading or inspection agency meeting the requirements of this section shall be accepted.”

Identification of sawn lumber conformance to requirements of US DOC PS 20 American Lumber Standard, either by grade mark on each individual piece or through a certificate of inspection, is fundamental to safe use in accordance with the code. Without knowing the grade of sawn lumber, the IRC prescriptive designs, including the span tables based on structural properties of graded sawn lumber, cannot be used and engineered designs cannot be performed due to lack of design values.

The American Lumber Standards Committee ( has contact information of recognized lumber grading and inspection agencies throughout the country. These agencies can help identify local grading services that are able to issue a certificate of inspection for sawn lumber that is not grade marked.




Membership Updates

The membership upgrades for the website have been finalized. At this time no invoices will be sent out to renew your membership.

Please see the help documents listed below:

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For assistance please contact:

Heather Whitaker


Rachel Patterson





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Our Chapter has a rich and interesting history. Countless volunteer hours have been spent by many people throughout the years to set up the framework and traditions of the Colorado Chapter and many more by those who carry on these traditions of this highly respected Chapter.

We should all be extremely proud of what we have and our roots. Our past efforts help us continue to move forward, strengthen our reputation of our Chapter, and accomplish our mission statement.