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New Residential Construction Requirements
Residential Plan Submittal Requirements

The following list of construction drawing requirements must be used to ensure that the plans for your new single family residence or residential addition and/or alteration are as comprehensive and complete as possible. Submittals lacking sufficiently detailed and complete plans will not be accepted for review.

• Two (2) complete sets of plans, approved by all Land Use Departments.  Plans shall be drawn to an acceptable, approved, architectural or engineer scale, dimensioned & consisting of but not limited to the following: 

        • Wet stamp of Licensed Colorado Engineer or Architect on all pages showing structural detail;
        • Edition of the Code(s) used;
        • Snow load and wind load the structure is designed for;
        • Energy Efficiency Compliance including:
                Method used – Prescriptive, UA Alternative (REScheck) or Performance;
                Manual J, and Manual D calculation reports;
                Detail of Thermal Envelope;
                All insulation detail including foundation/slab insulation, wall, floor/ceiling, roof/ceiling and insulation for
                and locations of all ducts passing through unconditioned spaces;
                Window and door schedule, including U-factors;
                REScheck report if UA Alternative method is used;
                LEED or other above the code program report if Performance method is used.
    • Floor plans 
        Show all floors, both finished and unfinished and for additions or alterations, both existing and proposed. Detail shall
        include room usage, location and size of windows and doors, headers, type and thickness of drywall used, location
        of lights, fans,outlets, GFI's, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire rated walls and assemblies, exit
        corridors, and safety glazing. Basements should show location of above items plus, all means of egress, windows,
        stairs, furnace, water heater, crawl space access and any other pertinent information including sizes of windows and
        doors, schedules, water heaters, combustion air and ceiling heights.
    • Elevations 
        Show all sides of structure (may be less for some additions), showing dimensions, grade levels, windows, doors, roof
        coverings, identification of exterior materials, guardrails, steps, stairs, basement lines, decks, patio covers and porches.
    • Foundation 
        Complete detail for Engineered Foundation System;
        Complete detail for perimeter foundation drain;
    • Framing 
        Complete detail for all framing, incl. floor framing for all floors, roof framing or truss specs and layout from truss
        manufacturer,stair detail, decks, etc as well as all fasteners, hangers, hold downs, etc;
    • Braced Wall Design
        Designate the braced wall method(s) being used and show all anchoring to foundation, nailing requirements, location of
        braced wall panels, location of interior braced walls;
    • Cross section(s)
        One or more sections through building showing foundation, framing details, flooring, wall framing, decking, insulation
including foundation/slab insulation, U factors and R values, basement walls, floor and roof assembly. A typical wall
        section should note all pertinent information and extend from foundation to roof.
    • “Class A” Rated Roof 
        Show the Class A material or the Class A rated assembly;
        Rated assembly for all fire resistive construction measures chosen for Wildfire Hazard Point System Agreement when
    • Locations of all plumbing fixtures;
    • Location and fuel types of all water heaters, furnaces, boilers, wall heaters, etc;
    • Locations and fuel types of gas, wood or pellet stoves, fire places or inserts;
    • Locations of all required Smoke Detectors;
    • Locations of all required Carbon Monoxide Detectors