Construction Rules and Regulations

Construction Rules and Regulations

A. Purpose

In order to ensure that any Construction Activity (as such term is defined below) conducted within the Town is done in the most sensitive manner possible and to minimize impacts to guests and Owners, the following Construction Regulations shall be enforced during the construction period. This document shall be known as the "Construction Rules and Regulations" and may be referred to herein as the "Regulations." These Regulations

supplement the Design Guidelines, which are incorporated herein by reference. The Town has the power to amend these Regulations from time to time, without notice. Each Owner shall ensure that all Construction Activity that is performed on their Construction Site shall be performed in accordance with the following requirements.

B. Access and Parking

Construction Vehicles shall gain access to Construction Sites only from existing roads adjacent to the Construction Sites. Prior to commencement of construction, the Owner of a Construction Site shall submit as an element of the Construction Management Plan, a parking plan that indicates how contractor and employee parking needs will be handled. Parking will not be allowed, at any time, on Town roads without prior approval from the

Building Official. Special safety precautions are necessary for the road including, but not limited to, safety cones, barriers and flaggers. Each parking plan shall describe: 

a) How and where Construction and Delivery Vehicles will be parked at the Construction Site during the Construction Activity; and

b) The maximum number of Construction and Delivery Vehicles that will be parked at or adjacent to the Construction Site at any one time.

C. Blasting

No blasting shall be performed on any Site without the Building Officials prior consent. Notification shall be provided a minimum of 24 hours in advance of any blasting operations, and in all cases blasting shall occur only between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Blasting may be subject to certain restrictions, which shall be determined by the Building Official in its sole and absolute discretion and which may vary from Site to Site.

D. Erosion Control and Vegetation Protection

The Building Official shall not approve any proposed Construction Activity unless and until it has first approved an erosion control and soil stabilization plan as a part of the Construction Management Plan.  The Owner of the Construction Site is responsible for preparing and submitting such plans.

E. Construction Equipment and Material Storage

Each Owner or Owner’s Representatives and their contractors shall ensure that all construction material is stored in a designated materials storage area. Such storage area shall be indicated on the Construction Management Plan described above, and shall be located to minimize the visual impact from adjacent properties and roadways. 

F. Debris and Trash Removal

Owners, Owner’s Representatives, and their contractors shall be responsible for assuring that:

• at the end of each day, all trash and debris on the Construction Site is cleaned up and stored in proper covered containers or organized piles and not permitted to be blown about the Site or adjacent property, and

• at least once a week, all trash and debris are removed from the Construction Site to a proper dumpsite located off the Property. 

• Due to the abundant wildlife within the Town, all food trash must either be removed from the site at the end of each work day or the General Contractor must arrange for bear-proof trash containers to be available on-site.

All trash and debris shall be kept off the road right of way and adjacent property at all times.

G. Construction Hours & Noise

Construction Activities shall be limited to the following hours of operation:


Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Entrance to work site for the purpose of SET-UP only, is permitted one half hour prior to hours of operation. (M-F 7:00 AM – SAT 8:30 AM) During the half-hour set-up, the operation of heavy equipment, compressors, impact tools, or any activity that creates noise as that term is defined in section 3.j) Quiet Work; shall be prohibited. Work before or after the aforementioned hours and on Sundays and a holiday is generally prohibited. Special, specific authorization for early, late, and/or Sunday work must be obtained from the Building Official. At all times each Owner shall use reasonable efforts to minimize external noise resulting from Construction Activity. No loud music shall be permitted.

H. Deliveries

Construction Vehicles must obey all posted speed limits and traffic regulations within the Town. During winter months, construction and delivery trucks must be capable of traveling mountain roads and be 4 wheel drives or equipped with chains.

I. Field Staking

All building footprints, setback lines, and driveways, storage and lay-down areas shall be staked in the field. A licensed Colorado land surveyor shall stake the building footprint and setback lines.

J. Fire Protection

At least one 10-pound ABC-rated dry chemical fire extinguisher shall be present and available in a conspicuous place on the Construction Site at all times. Fire protection is the Owner’s responsibility, but the Town recommends that the Owner or Owner’s Representative establish additional fire protection, the handling of combustible materials and suppression measures as part of an overall Site safety program.


K. Prohibited General Practices

All Owners will be absolutely responsible for the conduct and behavior of their Owner’s Representatives in the Town. The following practices are prohibited within the Town and will result in an automatic fine:

a) Changing oil on any vehicle or equipment on the Construction Site;

b) Allowing concrete suppliers and contractors to clean their equipment on any Town of Blue River lot, roadway, right-of-way, ditch, easement, or other property;

c) Removing any rocks, plant material, topsoil, or similar items from any property of others within Town;

d) Using disposal methods or units other than those approved by the Town;

e) Careless disposition of cigarettes and other flammable materials;

f) Careless treatment or removal of any native plant materials;

g) Disruptive activity including, but not limited to, public drinking, public nuisances, and disturbing the peace;

h) Working before or after the scheduled construction hours without prior permission;

i) Driving trucks with uncovered loads the in the Town.

L. Roadway Maintenance

Owners and their contractors and sub-contractors shall keep all Town roads and road rights-of-way free and clear of all materials, rubbish, and debris resulting from Owner's Construction Activity and shall repair and revegetate any damage to roads, road rights-ofway, landscaping, and other streetscape improvements within the Town caused by Construction Vehicles used in connection with Owner's Construction Activity. No road cuts, deletions, or additions shall be made without a permit from the Town Road Manager. Contractors must keep the Site driveway and all adjacent roads clean from dust, dirt, mud, and debris at all times. If a contractor fails to keep roads clean and if the Town must arrange for cleaning, the cost of cleaning will be billed to the Owner, care of the contractor, at a rate then set by the Town.

M. Sanitary Facilities

On-Site, enclosed, chemical toilets must be available at all times when Construction Activity is taking place on a Construction Site. Chemical toilets shall be screened from view and shall be located so as to minimize any adverse impacts on adjacent lots. In no instance shall chemical toilets be placed within any road right-of-way or on the road.

N. Signage


One temporary construction sign not to exceed 20 square feet overall, prepared by a professional sign maker, shall be located within the Site boundary and shall be easily visible from the adjacent roadway or entry to the Site. The sign must conform generally to the layout shown below with only the name, address and telephone number of the developer, architect, contractor, project name, logo and location. All information listed must be shown in uniform type style and color.




Building Permit #

Developer/Owner: [Name and Phone #]

Architect: [Name]

Contractor: [Name]


O. Propane Heater Policy

The following procedures and guidelines must be followed when using propane heaters:

• Heater, tank and line shall be inspected prior to each use for leaks, improper fittings or faulty igniters. Faulty heaters shall be turned in to the construction trailer for repair

• Heaters shall be placed on a level noncombustible surface. If used on a wood subfloor the heater shall be placed on a minimum 4’x4’ piece of fire rated drywall or concrete board.

• The heater hose shall be extended straight out from the heater to the propane tank maintaining maximum distance from tank to heater.

• The heater shall be placed in the center of the room. If you are unable to place the heater in the center of the room with the hose fully extended from heater to tank then the room is too small.

• Do not use heaters in hallways, closets, bathrooms, under stairs or in crawl spaces.

• Propane heaters shall not be left running overnight or unattended without prior written approval from the Project Builder. The DRB Administrator or Public Safety Department must be notified of any propane heaters that will run overnight.

• Subcontractors who need the use of propane heaters must contact the Project Builder.

• Propane heaters and tanks shall be stored no closer than 15’ to roads or traffic areas.