Building Code

ORS 455.132
Building Codes Structures Board

  • duties
  • membership


There is established in the Department of Consumer and Business Services a Building Codes Structures Board consisting of nine members.


The Building Codes Structures Board shall assist the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services in administering the structural, prefabricated structures and energy programs described in this chapter and the accessibility to persons with physical disabilities program described in ORS 447.210 (Definitions for ORS 447.210 to 447.280) to 447.280 (Enforcement powers).


The board shall consist of members broadly representative of the industries and professions involved in the development and construction of buildings and energy conservation, including:


An architect or engineer;


A general contractor, as defined in ORS 701.005 (Definitions), specializing in the construction of buildings more than three stories above grade;


A contractor specializing in construction for heavy industry;


A representative of the building trade;


A representative of a utility or energy supplier;


A representative of a fire protection agency;


A building official;


An owner or manager of a commercial office building; and


A representative selected from individuals recommended by the Oregon Disabilities Commission. [1993 c.744 §80; 1995 c.249 §1; 2003 c.675 §§17,18,19]
Note: 455.132 (Building Codes Structures Board), 455.138 (Electrical and Elevator Board) and 455.144 (Terms) were added to and made a part of ORS chapter 455 by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
§§ 455.010 to 455.230

(formerly 456.750 to 456.890)

Notes of Decisions

Although state structural specialty code sets standard requiring only single wall construction, home rule city was entitled to enact ordinance requiring new homes to use double wall construction. State ex rel Haley v. Troutdale, 281 Or 203, 576 P2d 1238 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Fire Marshal to adopt regulations, (1974) Vol 36, p 1102


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