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Chapter 14.02 - International Building Code

14.02.010 International Building Code, 20015 Edition, adopted by reference, generally
Pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, C.R.S., and the Lakewood City Charter, the International Building Code of the International Code Council, 2015 Edition, hereinafter "International Building Code," is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the deletions, amendments and additions contained herein.(Ord. O-2018-6 § 2, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 2, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 1, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 1, 2003; Ord. O-99-29 § 2 (part), 1999; Ord. O-95-47 § 2 (part), 1995; Ord. O-90-15 § 2, 1990; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.02.020 Purpose of the International Building Code
The purpose of the International Building Code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures within the City and certain equipment specifically regulated in this code.(Ord. O-2018-6 § 2, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 2, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 1, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 1, 2003; Ord. O-99-29 § 2 (part), 1999; Ord. O-95-47 § 2 (part), 1995; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.02.040 Amendments to certain provisions of the International Building Code
Certain provisions of the International Building Code, as indicated herein, are hereby amended.
A. The provisions of Chapter 1 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 101.1 is deleted.
2. Subsection 101.4 is deleted.
3. Subsection 102.6 is replaced with the following:
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 Fire Code, the International Existing Building Code, or as deemed necessary by the Building Official for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the public.
4. Section 103 is deleted.
5. Subsection 105.1.1 is deleted.
6. Subsection 105.1.2 is deleted.
7. Subsection 105.2 is replaced with the following:
105.2 Work Exempt from Permit. A building permit will not be required for the following:
1. One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, pergolas, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet.
2. Moveable cases, cabinets, counters, and partitions not over five feet-nine inches in height.
3. Retaining walls not exceeding 30 inches in height, measuring from grade to top of the wall unless supporting a surcharge or impounding flammable liquids.
4. Water tanks supported directly upon grade if the capacity does not exceed 5000 gallons and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2:1.
5. Private walks and driveways not more than 30 inches above grade and not over any basement or story below and not part of an accessible route.
6. Painting, paper and similar finish work.
7. Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery, subject to fire department approval.
8. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall of Group R, Division 3 Occupancies when projecting not more than 54 inches.
9. Shutters, windows, gutters, doors and other minor cosmetic additions not affecting the structure.
10. Roof repairs of less than 100 square feet unless the repair requires removal of mechanical or electrical equipment.
11. Any unforeseen emergency situation whereby the lack of immediate corrective action creates a substantial risk to life, property, health or welfare. Any registered contractor who starts or completes work under this exemption shall obtain the appropriate permit the next business day. Failure to obtain such required permit may be cause for suspension or revocation of the contractor's registration and the permit fee may be doubled.
Unless otherwise exempted by this code, separate plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits will be required for the above exempted items.
Exemption from the 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.
8. Subsection 105.2.3 is deleted.
9. Subsection 109.2 is replaced with the following:
109.2 Fees. Fees and valuation for permits required by this code shall be as specified in Section 14.01.060 of the Lakewood Building Code.
10. Subsection 109.3 is deleted.
11. Subsection 109.4 is deleted.
12. Subsection 110.3.5 is amended by deleting the exception.
13. Subsection 111.2 is replaced with the following:
111.2 Certificate issued. After the Building Official inspects the building or structure and finds no violations of the provisions of this or other laws that are enforced by the code enforcement agencies, the Building Official shall issue a certificate of occupancy.
14. Subsection 111.3 is replaced with the following:
111.3 Temporary occupancy. A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy may be issued under the following conditions and stipulations:
1. All, partial and/or final inspections on the building shall have been made.
2. On-site improvements such as grading, drainage, parking, sidewalks, landscaping, retaining walls and other features that appear on the approved plans shall be completed.
3. Public improvements such as curb, gutter and sidewalk, street paving, street lighting, landscaping of public way, drainage, structures and all other features that appear on the approved plans shall be completed and accepted.
4. In lieu of completion of any on-site or public improvements as required in 2 or 3 above, the Building Inspection and Engineering Sections may collectively review the circumstances involved and determine the advisability of issuing a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for a stipulated period of time. The decision to issue a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy will, in addition to the other requirements, be based upon whether sufficient improvements, including but not limited to, drainage improvements, street paving, driveways, and parking areas, have been completed as are necessary for the health, safety and welfare of any users of the property.
5. A stipulation of the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy may be the posting of surety in the form of a Letter of Credit or cash in an amount equal to 150 percent of the total cost of the work to be done at the time the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy is granted. The surety shall be posted for the period of time that the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy is issued. If the work is not completed during the specified time, the surety may be forfeited and used by the City, as necessary, to complete the work. Legal action may be taken to enforce the terms and conditions that prompted the issuance of the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.
6. A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy may be issued for any period of time, not to exceed 180 days. The 180-day certificate shall be issued only on the basis of extraordinary need in order to comply with major requirements and it may be renewed by the Building Official upon a showing of continued extraordinary circumstances. Said renewals may be granted for a period not to exceed 90 days.
15. Section 113 is replaced with the following:
Board of Appeals. Persons aggrieved under this Chapter 14.02 shall file an appeal with the Board of Appeals of the City of Lakewood as provided in Chapter 14.12 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
B. The provisions of Chapter 4 shall include the following amendments:
1. A new subsection 420.7 is added to read as follows:
420.7 Electrical Vehicle Charging: When parking spaces are required to be electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) capable of supporting future electrical vehicle chargers, they shall be identified on the construction documents. Construction documents shall indicate the location of the proposed EVCS.
420.7.1 Single EVCS required. When only one EVCS space is required, a listed raceway to accommodate a dedicated 208/240-volt branch circuit shall be installed. The raceway shall not be less than trade size 1 (nominal 1-inch inside diameter). The raceway shall originate at the main service or subpanel and shall terminate into a listed cabinet, box or other enclosure in close proximity to the proposed location of the electric vehicle charger. Construction documents shall identify the raceway termination point. The service panel or subpanel circuit directory shall provide capacity to install a 40-ampere minimum dedicated branch circuit and space(s) reserved to permit installation of a branch circuit overcurrent device. Electrical vehicle supply equipment shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70.
420.7.2 Multiple EVCS required. Construction documents shall indicate the raceway termination point and proposed location of future EVCS and electric vehicle chargers. Constructions documents shall also provide information on amperage of future electric vehicle supply equipment, raceway methods(s) wiring schematics and electrical panel service capacity and electrical system, including any on-site distribution transformer(s), have sufficient capacity to simultaneously charge all electric vehicles at all required EVCS at the full rated amperage of the electrical vehicle supply equipment. Plan design shall be based upon 40-ampere minimum branch circuit. Raceways and related components that are planned to be installed underground, enclosed, inaccessible or in concealed areas and spaces shall be installed at time of the original construction. Electrical vehicle supply equipment shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70.
420.7.3 Identification. The service panel or subpanel circuit directory shall identify the overcurrent protective device space(s) reserved for future electrical vehicle charging as “EV CAPABLE.” The raceway termination location shall be permanently and visibly marked as “EV CAPABLE.”
C. The provisions of Chapter 16 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 1608.2 is replaced with the following:
1608.2 Ground snow loads. The ground snow load established for the City of Lakewood is 30 pounds per square foot and is not reducible.
2. Subsection 1609.3 is replaced with the following:
1609.3 Basic and Ultimate design wind speed. The basic wind speed for the City of Lakewood is established as 100 mph Vasd and 130 Vult, for all structures east of the 10,000 West block and 120 Vasd and 155 Vult for all other structures in all other locations. The ultimate design wind speed, Vult, for use in the design of Risk Category II buildings and structures shall be 138 Vult for all structures east of the 10,000 West block and 166 Vult for all other structures in all other locations. The ultimate design wind speed, Vult, for use in the design of Risk Category III and IV buildings and structures shall be 148 for all structures east of the 10,000 West block and 178 Vult for all other structures in all other locations. The ultimate design wind speed, Vult, for use in the design of Risk Category I buildings and structures shall be 130 Vult for all structures east of the 10,000 West block and 155 Vult for all other structures in all other locations.
3. Subsection 1609.4 is replaced with the following:
1609.4 Exposure category. Exposure C shall be used for the design of all structures in the City of Lakewood.
D. The provisions of Chapter 29 shall include the following amendments:
1. Table 2902.1 add footnote f to read as follows:
f. Required drinking fountains may be substituted with a water dispenser for an occupant load of 50 or fewer.
E. The provisions of Chapter 30 shall include the following amendments:
1. A new section 3009 is added to read as follows: Section 3009 Permits and Certificates of Inspection.
3009.1 Permits required. It shall be unlawful to hereafter install any new elevator, moving walk, escalator or dumbwaiter, or to make major alternations to any existing elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator or moving walk as defined in Part XII of the ANSI code, without having first obtained a permit for such installation from the State of Colorado.
Exception: Permits for conveyances installed within a dwelling unit shall be obtained from the City of Lakewood.
3009.2 Certificates of inspection required. It shall be unlawful to operate any elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator or moving walk without a current certificate of inspection issued by the State of Colorado.
Exception: Certificate of inspection shall not be required for conveyances within a dwelling unit.
F. The provisions of Chapter 31 shall include the following amendment:
1. Section 3109 is replaced with the following:
3109.1 General. Swimming pool enclosures and safety devices shall comply with the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2015 Edition, as amended.
G. The provisions of Chapter 33 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 3302.2 is replaced with the following:
3302.2 Manner of removal. Waste materials shall be removed in a manner that prevents injury or damage to persons, adjoining properties and public rights- of-way.
3302.2.1 Recycling required. For all new buildings, additions, or remodels with a total interior space over 2,500 square feet, or for developments with multiple buildings with a combined total interior space over 5,000 square feet, a construction waste management plan that demonstrates all recyclable concrete, asphalt, untreated wood, metal, and cardboard materials will be donated, reused, or recycled, is required at the time of application for a building permit. The construction waste management plan shall be conspicuously posted on the construction site and labeled containers shall be provided at the construction site for use in capturing recyclable material. Evidence of compliance with the construction waste management plan, such as hauler or recycle center receipts, shall be provided before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
2. A new subsection 3303.1.1 is added to read as follows:
3303.1.1 Demolition waste management plan. A demolition waste management plan that demonstrates all recyclable concrete, asphalt, metal materials will be donated, reused, or recycled, and where possible, all remaining materials, such as doors, windows, cabinets, and fixtures, will be recycled, is required at the time of application for a demolition permit. The demolition waste management plan shall be conspicuously posted at the demolition site and labeled containers shall be provided at the demolition site for use in capturing recyclable material. Evidence of compliance with the demolition waste management plan, such as hauler or recycle center receipts, shall be provided before a final inspection is completed.
(Ord. O-2018-6 § 2, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 2, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 1, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 1, 2003; Ord. O-99-29 § 2 (part), 1999).

14.02.070 Penalties for violations of the International Building Code
A. Any person who violates any of the provisions of the code adopted by this chapter or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order, as affirmed or modified by the Board of Appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed in this chapter, shall severally for each and every violation and noncompliance respectively, be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 1.16.020. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or deficits within a reasonable time, and when not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
B. The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
(Ord. O-2018-6 § 2, 2018; Ord. O-2017-16 § 12, 2017; Ord. O-2011-10 § 2, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 1, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 1, 2003; Ord. O-99-29 § 2 (part), 1999; Ord. O-95-47 § 2 (part), 1995; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; O-84-87 § 9, 1984; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).