OAR 806-010-0050

(1) Observation, or observing, as used in ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220)671.220 (Civil penalties), and as used in the definition of the practice of architecture in 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220)(7) at a minimum needs to include:
(a) Interpretation of construction documents during the construction phase; and
(b) Visiting the construction site through substantial completion on a periodic basis as is necessary to determine that the work is proceeding generally in accordance with the construction documents.
(2) Architects must observe all projects they stamp, with the exception of exempt projects. Such observation may be performed by persons under the architect’s responsible control. If the architect will not be providing the required observation on non exempt projects, the architect must so advise the primary authority having jurisdiction and the Board in writing within 30 days of when the architect becomes aware that he or she will not be providing observation. This written notice must also include the project address and project owner’s name.
(3) In accordance with ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220)(7), observation of a non exempt project constitutes the practice of architecture and therefore must be provided by an Oregon registered architect or engineer.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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