Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.050
Commercial contractor key employees


A commercial general contractor or commercial specialty contractor shall certify upon license application or renewal that the contractor has one or more key employees with the combined total amount of experience required under ORS 701.084 (Commercial contractors).


Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the experience certified under subsection (1) of this section must be as a licensed contractor, journeyman, foreperson or supervisor or as any other employee engaged in construction work for a licensed contractor.


The following experience or education may substitute for construction experience described in subsection (2) of this section:


Completion of an apprenticeship program may substitute for up to three years of experience;


A bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field may substitute for up to three years of experience;


A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business, finance or economics may substitute for up to two years of experience; and


An associate’s degree in construction or building management may substitute for up to one year of experience. [2007 c.836 §8]
Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protection of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inapplicability of this chapter to business of construction or installation of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as personal or real property under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; application of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


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