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Program News & Updates
4/1/15 2014 OSSC Amendments Effective April 1, 2015
3/23/15 Statewide Alternate Method
Electronic Snow Load Map
2/4/15 Statewide Alternate Method
Cross-Laminated Timber Provisions
Statewide Statutory Interpretation
State Building Code Scope - Retaining Walls
Newly Adopted Rules (within the last 90 days)
Permanent Rule - Amendment to 2014 ORSC & OSSC
Program Facts

Current codebook:

2014 Oregon Structural Specialty Code

Adoptive date:

July 1, 2014

2014 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code

July 1, 2014

2010 Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code (OSISC)

October 1, 2010

Primary structural code contact:
Steve Judson, P.E.
Commercial Structures and
Accessibility Code Specialist

Additional structural code contact:
Tony Rocco
Building Code Specialist
Codebook Assistant

Current Code Amendments / Updates

2014 OSSC Amendments (effective April 1, 2015)

2014 OSSC New Amendments (effective July 1, 2014)
Compilation of All Oregon Amendments (effective July 1, 2014)
Significant Model Code Change Summary (effective July 1, 2014)
Appendix SR Comparison to 2014 OSSC

2014 OSSC Errata, First Printing, October 16, 2014

Previous Code Amendments/Updates

2010 OSSC
Appendix-SR Adult Foster Homes (effective February 1, 2012)
Chapter 35 NFPA References (effective January 1, 2012)
Appendix N: code changes and updated errata (notified July 1, 2011)
Portal Frame Section 2308.9.3.2
(effective May 13, 2011)

2010 OSSC Errata, Section 304.2 Lockup Facilities
2010 OSSC Errata, Appendix SR as of February 28, 2011

2010 OSSC Errata, First Printing; February 2010

ADA Provisions:

Carbon Monoxide provisions (effective April 1, 2011):

Radon provisions:

History of Oregon Codes
History of building codes adopted and amended by the State of Oregon

Rescinded interpretations

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Where to purchase codebooks

Statewide alternate methods (SAMs)
Statewide alternate methods (SAMs)
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Radon Training for provisions effective 4/1/11

View codebooks and standards online (Free - read only)
2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code

2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code

2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1

2003 ICC/ANSI A117.1

What you need to do the work

A Level Structural Inspector
B Level Structural Inspector
1 & 2 Family Dwelling Structural Inspector
Post Earthquake Damage Inspector, General (GQI)
Post Earthquake Damage Inspector, Limited (LQI)

Program Activities
Board activities
Building Codes Structures Board dates and activities
Committee activities
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