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Ready Build Plans Program

What is BCD's ready build plans program?
How does the ready build plans program work?
Are pre-approved ready build plans subject to inspection?
How do property owners obtain ready build plans?
Can ready build plans be modified?

 

Ready Build Plans

Two car garage with storage area 2014-10 24x36x10
One car garage with storage area 2014-09 24x36x10
Patio Cover 2014-08
Deck 2014-07
Carport 2014-05
Garage 2014-04 24X36X10
Garage 2014-03 24X24X10
Pole building 2014-02
Pole building 2014-01 36X60
Pole building 2014-01 36X48
Pole building 2014-01 36X36
Pole building 2014-01 24X36
Pole building 2014-01 24X24

What is BCD's ready build plans program?

As authorized by Senate Bill 582 from the 2013 legislature, the Building Codes Division may now provide typical plans and specifications for structures that are metal or wood frame Use and Occupancy Classification Group U structures or those structures exempted under the architects/engineers law.

In response to the bill, the division has prepared and are making available through our website, complete plans for a variety of pole barn configurations which are compatible with virtually any design parameters in the state. Short of verifying compliance with local design parameters, the plans are "pre-approved."

Consistent with division objectives across all program areas, the goal of this program is to streamline the permitting process, expedite service delivery and increase predictability for our customers.

 
How does the ready build plans program work?

Local jurisdictions choosing to participate in the program may download plans from BCD's website and make them available to their customers.

In addition, building officials and inspectors, when acting within the scope of direct employment by a municipality, may develop their own typical "pre-approved" plans and specifications for structures which are exempted under the architects/engineers law.

 
Are pre-approved ready build plans subject to inspection?

Yes, normal inspection fees and protocols must be followed.

 
How do property owners obtain ready build plans?

Interested parties should contact their local participating building department for more information.

 

Can ready build plans be modified?

Plans may be modified as noted below and remain Ready-Build pole building plans. The local jurisdiction must verify the plan design criteria meets or exceeds the associated site criteria. Allowable plan modifications shall comply with one or more of the following:

  • Specified eave height is the maximum height. Eave height may be reduced.
  • Specified roof pitch is the maximum pitch. Pitch may be reduced to 3/12. Lower pitched roofs are allowed if they comply with ORSC R905.10.
  • Specified frame spacing is the maximum spacing. Frame spacing may be reduced.
  • Specified length is the maximum length. Length may be reduced, but must not be less than the width specified on the plan. Allowed openings must be reduced by the same length that was removed from the overall building length.
  • Openings shown may be changed to walls except one 3" wide by 6' 8" side-hinged door must be provided somewhere on the exterior.

The Building Codes Division (BCD) does not approve modifications to the plans.

Plan modifications beyond the limits indicated above are expressly subject to local jurisdiction approval on a site specific basis.