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Factory-Built Non-Residential Program

Factory-built, non-residential structures constructed in this state must meet state of Colorado life, health, and safety standards. In order to ensure the health and safety of Colorado residents who may occupy or work in these structures the Colorado Division of Housing, Housing Technology and Standards (HTS) Section administers and enforces the construction standards adopted by the Colorado State Housing Board, currently the 2012 IBC, IMC, IPC, IECC and 2014/NEC.


The factory-built, non-residential (commercial) structure is administered through Colorado State Housing Board Resolution 35. The resolution includes the current fee structure for the Factory-Built, Non-Residential (Commercial) Structure Program.


Go to Resolution 35



The Colorado manufacturers of factory-built, non-residential (commercial) structure offer buyers structures built to the same building codes and design standards as site-built commercial structures. By utilizing systematic manufacturing processes, including a multi-tiered quality assurance program, factory-built, non-residential (commercial) structure can be produced with high-quality at lower costs per square foot than other construction methods. Other benefits include shortened on-site construction time lines, decreased construction waste, and full product customization.

Through the Factory-Built, Non-Residential (Commercial) Structure Program, Colorado businesses are ensured that factory-built, non-residential (commercial) structure are properly constructed and manufacturers are ensured that their structures will be accepted for use statewide. In addition, local building departments and Colorado manufacturers have access to the HTS Section technical expertise concerning this type of structure when issues arise at the local level.

A list of registered factory-built, non-residential (commercial) structure manufacturers can be found here.


Housing Technology and Standards Section Responsibilities

The Colorado Division of Housing, Housing Technology and Standards (HTS) Section is responsible for the following activities concerning factory-built, non-residential (commercial) structures;

  • Review and approval of manufacturer Quality Assurance (QA) programs,
  • Review and approval of manufacturer engineering manuals,
  • Review and approval of in-plant quality assurance inspection agencies,
  • Review and approval of design and construction documents,
  • Issues/affixes home inspection approval insignia(s),
  • Review and approve construction modifications prior to or during installation,
  • Provide in-plant inspections of all Colorado factory-built, non-residential (commercial) structure manufacturing facilities.