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Oregon Building Code Changes Coming April 1st, 2008


There is a lot of information at the Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) web site including free Current Building Codes, news releases, and more.

*My previous OLR post on Building Codes, in Jan. 2007.

**Coming soon from the Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) (source):

“On April 1, 2008, the State will adopt three new versions of the residential, electrical and plumbing specialty codes:

1. The 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) based on the 2006 nternational Residential Code;

2. The 2008 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code based on the 2008 National Electrical Code; and

3. The 2008 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code based on the 2006 Uniform Plumbing Code.

As an alternate method, the City will allow an applicant to use either the old codes or the new codes for project submission through July 1, 2008.

To make use of the alternate, the applicant must choose and specify under which code they are designing their project.

Applicants are not allowed to mix and match code provisions.

Beginning July 1, 2008 all projects will be reviewed using the new regulations.

Copies of the new codes can be obtained through either the Oregon Building Officials Association at: or the Building Tech Bookstore at:” (source)

Thanks to Jack Bog’s Blog for the tip.

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