Oregon’s Revised Structural Code, Mechanical Code and Energy Code Effective July 1, 2014

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Change is in the air. The Oregon Building Codes Division’s (BCD) webpage confirms that the effective date of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code and Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code is now July 1, 2014. Additionally, the BCD will allow a 3 month transition period for implementation of these codes from July 1 to September 30. The publication process for the new code is expected to be completed in the next couple of months, and code books to be available for purchase shortly afterwards and online access to the code to be available before September.

The Structural Code committee and board recommendations on code change proposals, chapter-related review, and other documents, are available online. For additional information, the BCD encourages you to contact Richard Rogers, Chief Building Official, at Richard.Rogers@state.or.us or 503-378-4472 or Steve Judson, P.E., Facilities Engineer, at steven.w.judson@state.or.us or 503-378-4635.

The Mechanical Code committee and board recommendations on code change proposals, chapter-related review, and other documents, are available online. For additional information, the BCD encourages you to contact Mark Heizer, Mechanical Code Specialist, at Mark.R.Heizer@state.or.us or 503-373-0205.

The Energy Code committee and board recommendations on code change proposals, chapter-related review, and other documents, are available online. For additional information, the BCD encourages you to contact Mark Heizer, Mechanical Code Specialist, at Mark.R.Heizer@state.or.us or 503-373-0205.

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