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.

ICC Leadership Week and Hearings April 6-16,2024 Orlando Florida

Join this new event along with the ICC 2024 Committee Action Hearings. ICC Leadership Week is a FREE CEU and networking event for our members. Come and listen to keynote speakers, participate in industry-leading conversations, network, and be part of this international building safety forum.

HB 24 1239 Updates

 A new meeting is set for  4/10

If you want to watch/listen to the hearings, you can use this link:

 https://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00327/Harmony/

en/View/UpcomingEvents/20240404/34

 

Legislative Hearing March 19, 2024 for HB24-1239 Single exit stair for 5 stories residential building

 

Mark your calendar and voice your concerns at the hearing on Tuesday March 19, 2024 regarding new proposed bill HB24-1239 Single exit stair provisions for 5 stories residential buildings.

HB24-1239 Proposed bill

 

Colorado Chapter of ICC Stance letter

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.

Mo

Maulid Miskell

Deputy Division Director

 

Third Party Plan Review Memo

Third Party Plan Review  Memo clarification

Memo Local Acceptance of TPA plans

 

 

Join us on April19,2024 and learn about trusses

 

Prefabricated roof trusses are triangular frames composed of softwood lumber in various lengths and sizes. Their triangle structure makes their frame more rigid and provides support to the roof without requiring large planks of wood.

 

 

Join us for a Preferred Provider Training

at the

Firestone Police Department Training Room

on

April 19, 2024

Free Energy Codes Training

 

Building Codes Support Program

New Training Scheduled for 2024

UPCOMING TRAINING

Inspection Best Practices Series, Wednesdays 8-9

 

3/20/2024 - Residential Thermal Envelope: Devils in the Details
4/17/2024 - Commercial Thermal Envelope: Devils in the Details
5/15/2024 - Residential Mechanical Systems: Devils in the Details
6/19/2024 - Commercial Mechanical Systems: Devils in the Details
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 (www.alsc.org) 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.

 

 

 

Building Futures with a Career in Construction April 24, 2024, Event held 9:00am - 2:30pm (Volunteer Hours will differ from the event hours) 4H Building - Island Grove Park Greeley, CO

 

WE NEED YOU!

The Building Futures with a Career in Construction event has a new location, in Greeley. We are in need of volunteers who would be willing to take groups of high school students around to the various booths to do hands-on activities in the trade. Maybe even offer your insights into the wonderful field we work in. We do have a couple of booth spaces available if you or your company is interested in participating too.

These events have been successful in all of our locations to have local students hired on by companies and to enter into the trades. Be a part of steering a student into a successful career.

If you are interested please contact Hope Medina or Ken Haring.

CCICC 70th Anniversary Shirts

The button down twill shirts - $42.00 each (both men's and women's) are available in Ultramarine Blue, Rich Red and White, sizes available are XS-4XL.
The polo shirts  - $40.00 each (both men's and women's) are available in True Blue and Black, sizes available are XS-4XL.
Both styles of shirts are Port Authority Brand.  Click on the men's or women's link under each type to order that shirt.  You will then be asked to choose your size and color.  You may change the number of shirts in your cart before checkout.
To order click on the image above

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:

Agency Owner

New and Renew Member

 

For assistance please contact:

Heather Whitaker

or

Rachel Patterson

 

BECOME A MEMBER

 

 

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WHO WE ARE

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.