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2014 Newsletters

Edition: Vol. 07, No. 08
Edition date: August 27, 2014

Contents:

  • CERTIFICATION TRAINING UPDATE – SPECIAL NOTICE
  • Plumbing and Electrical Code Change Training
  • Last Chance for OSSC/OMSC Code Change Update
  • Training the Next Generation of Building Inspectors
  • Code Change Updates
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 07, No. 07
Edition date: July 21, 2014

Contents:

  • Chief Building Official: Helping Promote Statewide Consistency
  • Building Program Data Request Form/
    Memorandum of Agreement – UPDATE
  • Specialized Plumbing Inspector Clarification
  • Building Official and Inspector Training Update
  • 2014 OSSC/OMSC Code Change Class – Last Chance!
  • Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC)
    Continuing Education Requirements
  • Code Change Updates
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 07, No. 06
Edition date: June 16, 2014

Contents:

  • Building Program Data Request Form/Memorandum of Agreement
  • Clarification of Multifamily Electrical Permitting
  • Building Official/Inspector Training Update
  • New Blog Posting
  • Code Change Updates
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 07, No. 05
Edition date: May 21, 2014

Contents:

  • "Ready Build” Plans Benefitting Customers
  • Committee for Mechanical Efficiency Project
  • BCD Training Program Webpage
  • Building Official/Inspector Training Update
  • Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) Training/Exam Opportunity
  • REMINDER: Continuing Education Hours
  • Code Change Updates
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 07, No. 04
Edition date: April 21, 2014

Contents:

  • An Open Letter to Oregon Building Officials
  • Certification-Training Update
  • Reminder to sign up for 2014 Code-Change Training
  • Division offers a Residential Plumbing Cross Training Course
  • ePermitting Training for Contractors
  • Code Change Updates

Edition: Vol. 07, No. 03
Edition date: March 20, 2014

Contents:

  • Division Proposes Changes to Certification
    Education and Training Requirements
  • 2014 Code-Change Training Information
  • Changes for Building Code Adoption Cycle
  • Code Change Updates
  • BCD Staff Update
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 07, No. 02
Edition date: February 13, 2014

Contents:

  • "Ready Build Plans" Now Available
  • ***Important Code Change Update***
  • Codes Committee Updates
  • ePermitting Update

Edition: Vol. 07, No. 01
Edition date: January 21, 2014

Contents:

  • Survey Provides Feedback on Oregon's Solar Code
  • Codes Committee Updates
  • Federal "Lead Free" Legislation - Clarification
  • BCD Staff Update

 

2013 Newsletters

 

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 12
Edition date: December 11, 2013

Contents:

  • Mandatory Training for Building Officials – UPDATE
  • Wind and Seismic Design under ASCE 7-10
  • Codes Committee Update
  • ePermitting Program Update
  • Oregon 4th Most Energy Efficient
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 11
Edition date: November 13, 2013

Contents:

  • Mandatory Training for Building Officials
  • Standardized Investigative Fees
  • Federal "Lead Free" Legislation - Effective January 4, 2014
  • Certification Renewals Due
  • Codes Committee Updates
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 10
Edition date: October 17, 2013

Contents:

  • Codes Committee Updates
  • Electrical Cross-Training Course for Inspectors Begins October 22, 2013
  • Additional Opportunity for Electrical Licensing Continuing Education Class
  • Building Program Renewal Reminder
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 09
Edition date: September 19, 2013

Contents:

  • Codes Committee Updates
  • EV-Ready Residential Pilot Is a Go!
  • Major remodels are a great opportunity
    to increase building performance
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 08
Edition date: August 14, 2013

Contents:

  • EV-Ready Residential Pilot
  • Oregon's Electric Vehicle Sales Continue to Grow
  • Codes Committee Updates
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 07
Edition date: July 10, 2013

Contents:

  • ePermitting Update
  • Local Building Department Directory Update
  • Exterior Lighting and LEDs
  • ODOE Extends SHOW Program Contract with BCD
  • Codes Committee Updates
  • Specialized Building Inspector Training Update
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 06
Edition date: June 13, 2013

Contents:

  • Oregon’s Building Codes Division Celebrates
    40 years of Regulatory Success
  • Code Committee Updates
  • Division Announces New Employees
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules
  • ePermitting Update

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 05
Edition date: May 8, 2013

Contents:

  • Division Announces New Chief Plumbing Inspector
  • Simple Plan Review: Common Questions
  • 25 Percent Rule - U.S. DOJ Safe Harbor - 2010 ADA Standards
  • Comparison of Single-User Toilet Room Layouts
  • Code Committee Updates
  • Regulation of Cranes and Derricks
  • Use of Biomass Boilers Growing in Oregon
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 04
Edition date: April 10, 2013

Contents:

  • Code Committee Updates
  • Oregon Electrical Specialty Code – AFCI
  • Energy Code Adoption Process
  • 2010 OSSC Chapter 11 Accessibility Revisions course
  • BCD Staff Update
  • Piloting EV-ready residential construction
  • BCD Goes Undercover
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 03
Edition date: March 20, 2013

Contents:

  • Structural Program Contacts
  • Code Committee updates
  • ODOT parking sign update
  • Appendix SR – A move to model code
  • Update on arc-fault current
    interrupter code amendments
  • Oregon's EV charging infrastructure is growing
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules

Edition: Vol. 06, No. 01
Edition date:
January 10, 2013

Contents:

  • Still time to register for Specialized Finals Inspector course
  • Plumbing Board approves FOG code amendments
  • Expedited Permitting of Geothermal Power Plant
  • 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code Updated Amendments - Radon Mitigation Public Buildings
  • 2010 OSSC chapter 11 Accessibility Revisions online course
  • 2014 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

 

2012 Newsletters

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 12
Edition date:
December 12, 2012
Contents:

  • Arc fault current interruption (AFCI) update
  • Improvements to the Specialized Finals Inspector course
  • Update on Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code and adoption for 2014
  • Oregon's green modular classroom is affordable
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 11
Edition date:
November 14, 2012
Contents:

  • New and Improved Specialized Finals Inspector Certification (SFI) Training "The SFI certification program has been a great help to our jurisdiction"
  • New HB 3462 course for Permit Techs on Simple Plan Review
  • Plumbing Board forwards FOG code amendments to public hearing
  • Reminder: Last chance for 2010 Oregon Energy
    Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC) course
  • Code Adoption Process begins
  • A Smarter Electrical Grid for Oregon
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 10
Edition date:
October 11, 2012
Contents:

  • Specialized inspector program update
  • New HB 3462 pilot course for permit technicians
  • ePermitting update
  • Statewide alternate method for 2012 IBC available soon
  • Arc-fault current interrupters
  • Division Proposal
  • OESC requirements for supplemental grounding for SR occupancies
  • Electric vehicle charging station permits
  • Oregon is in top tier of energy efficient states
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 09
Edition date:
September 12, 2012
Contents:

  • BCD moving towards Statewide Alternate Method for using 2012 I-codes
  • BCD reviewing scope of specialized electrical
    inspector exam and required inspections
  • BCD classes available during Chemeketa
    Community College's fall quarter
  • Electrical license renewals and continuing education changes
  • BCD creates field services section
  • Vernonia invests in future with new, green school
  • BCD welcomes new employees
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 08
Edition date:
August 9, 2012
Contents:

  • Code interpretation: Fire alarm design in health care facilities
  • Code interpretation: Elevator and platform lift
    requirements for expanded mezzanines
  • AFCI public meeting
  • 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty
    Code training ending soon
  • Rules finalized - radon updates for new public buildings
  • Construction Industry Energy Board - new standards approval
  • Alternative inspection rule advisory committee
  • Energy performance scores are catching on
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

 

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 07
Edition date:
July 11, 2012
Contents:

  • Updated State of Oregon building codes for commercial structures
  • Specialized inspector program
  • Accessible and adaptable dwelling unit comparison
  • Oregon Condominium Act and building codes
  • BCD's online courses
  • Oregon's plug-in electric vehicles charging infrastructure

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 06
Edition date:
June 14, 2012
Contents:

  • Using Chemeketa Community College’s online system
  • Staff updates
  • Arc-fault current interrupter expansion delayed 120 days
  • Elevator and platform lift requirements for expanded mezzanines
  • Specialized finals inspector training wraps up
  • Electrical and Elevator Board electrical installation clarification
  • Oregon's solar code is a national model
    for streamlining installation and permitting
  • Oregon poised to be a leader in building green modular classrooms
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 05
Edition date:
May 9, 2012
Contents:

  • Seismic and wind load bracing calculators -
    Oregon Residential Specialty Code
  • Radon updates for new public buildings approved by board
  • Oregon Electrical Specialty Code committee
    reviewed AFCI requirements
  • Update on the Specialized Finals Inspector course
  • Oregon Reach Codebooks now available
  • 2010 OSSC Chapter 11 Accessibility Revisions course
  • New statewide permitting program for using graywater
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 04
Edition date:
April 11, 2012
Contents:

  • 3462 Specialized Finals Inspector training begins
  • Public swimming pools, hot tubs, spas, and the 2010 ADA update
  • Cigar bar ventilation - Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act
  • Fee change procedures
  • Program assumptions update
  • Enforcement successful sting operation
  • Recreational Vehicle Code mid-cycle amendment
  • Chris Huntington promoted to deputy administrator
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 03
Edition date:
March 14, 2012
Contents:

  • Accepting applications for HB 3462 specialized inspector training
  • BCD-issued accessible parking addenda
  • Residential Energy Code applicability
  • Accessibility Revisions and Energy Code online courses
  • Central Oregon's regional coordinator retires
  • Oregon Revised Statutes related to BCD
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 02
Edition date:
February 8, 2012
Contents:

  • 2011 Residential Energy Code compliance guides now available
  • Public hearing in Manzanita
  • Free Training on COMcheck and the 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC)
  • Residential Reach Code Brown Bag Lunch training session
  • HB 3462 Specialized Inspector training update
  • Mid-cycle code amendment for the
    2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC)
  • Administration changes at BCD
  • Use of wood in commercial structures
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical & Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 05, No. 01
Edition date:
January 11, 2012
Contents:

  • 2010 OSSC Chapter 11 Accessibility Revisions online course
  • Ecoroofs and Residential Reach Code Brown Bag Lunch offerings
  • Mid-cycle code changes
  • Structural code requirements for adult foster care homes
  • BCD contact list
  • Specialized Inspector Training Survey reminder
  • 2011 BCD Law Change course

 

2011 Newsletters

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 12
Edition date: December 14, 2011

Contents:

  • 2011 BCD Law Change course reminder
  • Online ADA/Chapter 11 course available in January
  • Amendment to the accessibility provisions
    in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code
  • Mid-cycle code amendments
  • Temporary stages, platforms, and membrane structures
  • Specialized inspector training survey
  • Building inspection program renewal reminder
  • New Brown Bag Lunch sessions in 2012
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 11
Edition date: November 16, 2011

Contents:

  • Radon mitigation standard for public buildings
  • Mid-cycle amendments
  • 2011 BCD Law Change course available
  • Building inspection program renewal reminder
  • New Brown Bag Lunch session on ecoroofs
  • Personnel changes at BCD
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 10
Edition date: October 12, 2011

Contents:

  • Announcing the Better Buildings for Oregon Blog
  • 2011 legislative training coming in late October
  • Updated solar code commentary available
  • Building inspection program renewal reminder
  • FREE ePermitting webinar using Accela
    Electronic Document Review (EDR)
  • Residential provisions of the Oregon Reach Code go into effect
  • Stakeholder survey and RFP informational meeting
  • BCD Boards appointments and vacancies
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 9
Edition date: September 14, 2011

Contents:

  • BCD’s ePermitting program receives national award
  • BCD updates earthquake, flood, and windstorm inspector contact list
  • 2011 legislative training for inspectors, plans examiners and building officials
  • HB 3462 Specialized Inspector training
  • Structural program issues statewide interpretation
    regarding emergency lighting in warehouses
  • Hazelnut shells fuel biomass boiler
  • BCD's fall training update
  • Plumbing License Suspensions

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 8
Edition date: August 10, 2011

Contents:

  • Sixth annual Jeffrey A. Johnson Award winner announced!
  • Congratulations to the Oregon Building Codes Division
  • New accessibility provisions using ICC model code language
  • Board recommends Residential Reach Code provisions
  • 2011 Oregon Boiler Specialty Code
  • 2011 Oregon Elevator Specialty Code
  • Heizer appointed to International Code Council’s committee
  • New Brown Bag Lunch Series presentations for September
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 7
Edition date: July 13, 2011

Contents:

  • Building Official Satisfaction Survey
  • BCD Staff Changes
  • Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC) training still available
  • HB 3462 Specialized Inspector Training Update
  • Energy Compliance Online Software for Residential Construction
  • Code Updates
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 6
Edition date: June 8, 2011

Contents:

  • HB 3462 Plumbing and Solar PV Inspector
    Training Course Participants
  • Reach Code Moves Forward
  • Permit Requirements for Roof Replacement
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements
  • Code Updates
  • 1% Training PV classes available in Eugene and Bend in June
  • Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • Guide to Charging Electric Vehicles at Home
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical and Elevator Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 5
Edition date: May 11, 2011

Contents:

  • Application of the Agricultural Exemption to Winery Buildings
  • 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)
  • HB 3462 Scheduling Survey and Applications
  • Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) Mid-Cycle Amendments
  • 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty
    Code (OEESC) compliance forms
  • 2011 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC)
  • 2011 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC)

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 4
Edition date: April 13, 2011

Contents:

  • Radon Mitigation Requirements Training Online
  • Local Building Official Authority
  • House Bill 3462 Specialized Inspector Certifications Set to Begin
  • Temporary Rule Code Change on Brace Walls
  • Energy Code Interpretation: Semi-Conditioned Spaces
  • Energy Code training available online
  • Reference Manual for Building Officials
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 3
Edition date: March 9, 2011

Contents:

  • Effective April 1, 2011 - Radon and Carbon Monoxide Provisions
  • House Bill 3462 Specialized Inspector Certifications
  • Required BCD Approved Code Change Courses
    2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code
  • New Code Specialist Employee
  • Web-based Version of COMcheck Now Available
  • New Brown Bag Lunch Training Series Website
  • Code Adoption
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 2
Edition date: February 9, 2011

Contents:

  • BCD training projects are in full swing
  • Energy Code survey
  • Are you linked to Permits Protect?
  • BCD Minor Label Program makes installing
    home charging stations easier and cheaper
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 04, No. 01
Edition date: January 12, 2011

Contents:

  • ePermitting takes next step in implementation
  • BCD extends period for submitting proposals
    for the residential Reach Code
  • Local building department administrative fees
  • Code adoption and amendment update
  • Adopted radon mitigation standards
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules

 

2010 Newsletters

 

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 11
Edition date: December 8, 2010

Contents:

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and ADA
  • Energy Codes Resource Guide
  • New Assistant Building Official for BCD
  • Survey Results-House Bill 3462 Specialized
    Inspector Training Certification
  • Important Code Adoption and Amendment Dates
  • Code Updates - Plumbing, Residential & Electrical
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 10
Edition date: November 3, 2010

Contents:

  • Solar Code Resources Available
  • COMcheck Assistance
  • Permits Protect on the Move
  • Program Renewals for Group Two Due January 1, 2011
  • Certification Renewal
  • License suspensions presented to State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 09
Edition date: October 6, 2010

Contents:

  • Certification Renewal Reminder
  • House Bill 3462 Certification Training Survey
  • Support for the Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code
  • Residential Code & Plumbing Code head to the boards - Electrical Code Change Committee expected to begin soon
  • New Board Appointments Include Two Building Officials
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 08
Edition date: September 1, 2010

Contents:

  • Consistent Fee Methodology for Solar Installations
  • Energy Code Training News
  • Demonstrating compliance with the energy code
  • Residential and Plumbing Specialty Code Change
    Committees Wrapping up their Work
  • What is the 1% Training program and how does it work?
  • New Brown Bag Lunch training series starting with water conservation
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 07
Edition date: August 5, 2010

Contents:

  • Stakeholder Feedback
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines Revised
  • Web Based Training Replaces Live Classes for
    Manufactured Dwelling Installers and Inspectors
  • Update on Oregon Residential and
    Plumbing Specialty Code Change Committees
  • Solar Installation Code Heads to Hearing
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 06
Edition date: July 7, 2010

Contents:

  • Energy code for commercial buildings effective July 1
  • Update on Oregon residential and plumbing specialty code change committees
  • Residential fire sprinkler discussion to be held
  • Solar installation code heads to hearing
  • Comment period extended for ePermitting rule
  • Permits protect website gets a new look
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented to the State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 05
Edition date: June 10, 2010

Contents:

  • Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code training is out there
  • BCD needs updates on post earthquake, flood, and windstorm inspectors
  • Solar Installation Code Heads to the Board
  • Consistent Solar Fees
  • New certification renewal procedures effective July 1
  • 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Electrical and Elevator Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 04
Edition date: May 5, 2010

Contents:

  • More time to submit code change proposals for the Oregon Reach Code
  • Final Amendments Approved to 2010 OEESC
  • Reminder: Registration for the OEESC training is filling fast
  • Committee meetings underway on specialized inspector certifications
  • Now accepting amendment proposals for
    the Oregon Residential Specialty Code
  • 2011 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 03
Edition date: April 7, 2010

Contents:

  • Code change training on the 2010 OEESC at no cost
  • Committee to meet regarding specialized inspector certifications
  • Solar Code Committee Update
  • Reach Code Development Underway
  • Commercial Green Building Web-based course a success
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 02
Edition date: March 4, 2010

Contents:

  • Live Web-based class on commercial green building available in March
  • Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering
    and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) Memo
  • FAQs about new Oregon-issued certification requirements
  • Update on Availability of 2010 Oregon Codes
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Board of Boiler Rules

Edition: Vol. 03, No. 01
Edition date: February 4, 2010

Contents:

  • Presentation on R703.1 available
  • 2010 Energy Code approved
  • The 1% Training program plans another year of courses
  • 2010 Specialty Code book availability
  • Call for Stakeholder participation: Oregon Reach Code adoption process
  • Structures Board supports amendments to
    2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC)
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Electrical and Elevator Board

 

2009 Newsletters

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 20
Edition date: December 31, 2009

Contents:

  • HB 3462 – Certification legislation - is getting completed in stages
  • Status of 2010 OSSC Adoption
  • Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code
  • ePermitting Updates
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Plumbing Board

 

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 19
Edition date: December 4, 2009

Contents:

  • 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency, Structural, and
    Mechanical Specialty Codes effective July 1st
  • Comment Period Extended for the Rules Adopting 2010 OSSC
  • New faces at the Building Codes Division
  • ePermitting - Where are We Now?
  • Regional Services Program makes presence known at conferences
  • Board of Boiler Rules summary of enforcement cases
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the State Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 18
Edition date: November 5, 2009

Contents:

  • Certification for building officials, inspectors,
    and plan reviewers changing
  • Boards Select Energy Board Members
  • Solar Energy Code being developed by code committee
  • What is up with BCD and green building?
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Oregon State Plumbing Board

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 17
Edition date: October 7, 2009

Contents:

  • Building Codes Division closes offices on October 16
  • Structures Board reviews proposed 2010
    Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC)
  • Oregon Solar Energy Code Committee Meets
  • Energy Efficiency through "Right Sizing" of HVAC Systems
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical and Elevator Board
  • Full services is the next step
  • Confirmation of recent executive
    appointments and re-appointments/
    Board vacancies

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 16
Edition date: September 17, 2009

Contents:

  • Language in the 2008 Oregon Residential
    Specialty Code amended for clarity
  • Committee to meet regarding the first phase of HB 3462 (2009)
  • Updates to ePermitting and the local building department directory ePermitting basic services
  • Local Building Department Directory (LBDD)

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 15
Edition date: September 3, 2009

Contents:

  • Housing, Fire Protection, and Downtown Revitalization
  • The code adoption process continues for several codes
  • BCD begins process to update the 2002 Oregon
    Manufactured Dwelling and Parks Specialty Code
  • NEW: Construction Industry Energy Board
  • Division Interpretation on Zonal Ductless Mini-Split HVAC Systems
  • Oregon State Plumbing Board summary of
    enforcement cases from August 21 meeting

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 14
Edition date: August 20, 2009

Contents:

  • Amendment to the Consistent Fee calculation rule concerning additions
  • Changes at Building Codes Division
  • Oregon Solar Energy Code Advisory Committee in place

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 13
Edition date: August 6, 2009

Contents:

  • The news on ePermitting is getting out
  • Legislative update training is online
  • Consistent fees and forms update, questions answered
  • Quick approval possible for small wind turbines
  • New Job opportunities at BCD
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented to the Electrical and Elevator Board

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 12
Edition date: July 14, 2009

Contents:

  • Two ways to access your legislative training

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 11
Edition date: July 2, 2009

Contents:

  • 2009 Legislative training for Building Officials
  • ePermitting Basic is here
  • Local building department directory is here
  • Residential board approves mid-cycle code change
  • Plumbing requirements for installing dental amalgam separators
  • Board of Boiler Rules summary of enforcement cases
  • Oregon State Plumbing Board summary of enforcement cases

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 10
Edition date: June 3, 2009

Contents:

  • Small wind turbine certification standards
  • Wallowa County applies to assume the building inspection program
  • Update on Oregon Mechanical and
    Oregon Structural Specialty Code Change
  • BCD has new acting deputy administrator
  • "Space-age" pneumatic elevator technology comes to Oregon
  • Prefabricated structure program improvements
  • Training to enhance building departments' enforcement programs
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Electrical and Elevator Board
  • Testing, testing… (ePermitting)
  • Local Building Department Directory

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 09
Edition date: May 20, 2009

Contents:

  • Patrick Allen is the acting administrator of BCD

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 08
Edition date: May 6, 2009

Contents:

  • Based on your feedback (survey results)
  • Code committee updates
  • Plumbing board approves two new plumbing product standards
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented
    to the Oregon State Plumbing Board
  • What Eugene thinks about electronic permitting
  • ePermitting team gives a sneak peak

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 07
Edition date: April 8, 2009

Contents:

  • Now accepting amendment proposals for two specialty codes Oregon Structural Specialty Code
  • Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code
  • Electrical and Elevator Board approved rules move forward
  • Oregon Commercial Energy Conservation Advisory Committee (OCEC) meets
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented to the State Electrical and Elevator Board
  • More benefits of new ePermitting system

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 06
Edition date: March 25, 2009
Contents:

  • Working with electronic permitting
  • Rule review by the Electrical and Elevator Board
  • Mid-cycle amendment proposals
  • New pages on BCD Web site
  • Electrical program delegated to Clatskanie
  • ePermitting contractors receive introductory information

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 05
Edition date: March 11, 2009
Contents:

  • Oregon Commercial Energy Conservation Advisory Committee
  • OAR Compilation- Updated for 2009!
  • Task force on ORSC Section R703.1 to hold meeting
  • Questions on Appendix N relating to low rise apartments
  • Quick Permits is morphing to basic ePermitting services
  • New selection process for service types and features

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 04
Edition date: February 25, 2009
Contents:

  • BCD keeps communications in focus
  • Enforcement sweep
  • Electrical Program presentations
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented to the State Electrical and Elevator Board
  • Regional Coordinators and the local jurisdictions: A Winning Team
  • Quick Permits = The first phase of ePermitting
  • Contractor Accounts
  • Local Building Department Directory reminder

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 03
Edition date: February 11, 2009
Contents:

  • Green building and the building code
  • Rulemaking Hearing for COPS
  • Oregon Smart Guides
  • Answers to questions on requirements for electrical receptacle locations
  • Quick Permits Moving Soon to Accela Citizen Access

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 02
Edition date: January 28, 2009
Contents:

  • Local Building Department Directory
  • The OESC goes electronic for the first time
  • Amendments to the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)
  • Clarification for COPS
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented to the State Electrical and Elevator Board
  • The ePermitting road show/Part Two
  • Quick Permits is growing

Edition: Vol. 02, No. 01
Edition date:
January 14, 2009

Contents:

  • Commercial Energy Conservation
    Committee looking for members
  • Drainage of Wall Assemblies-
    Update on ORSC Section R703.1 Task Force
  • The 2009 Legislative Session Convenes
  • BCD's role on the Governors Economic Revitalization Team
  • Reminder to register your directory administrator

 

2008 Newsletters

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 14
Edition date: December 31, 2008
Contents:

  • Energy efficiency in commercial buildings is changing
  • Electrical licensees designing fire protection systems
  • Local government gets local amendment capabilities
  • A new look for some BCD Web pages
  • New Year, some new rules
  • Summary of enforcement cases presented to the Oregon State Plumbing Board
  • New look and feel for the Directory of Responsibility

 

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 13
Edition date: December 17, 2008
Contents:

  • Confirmation of recent executive
    appointments and re-appointments
  • Board vacancies
  • Consistent Fee and Forms Methodology -
    some answers to your questions
  • Program renewals for Group Four due January 1, 2009
  • A new section for the Local Building Department Newsletter
  • Road Shows a big success
  • New information Web site on ePermitting goes live

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 12
Edition date: December 3, 2008
Contents:

  • The Facts…just the facts
  • Report on fire sprinkler process now available
  • Answers to questions on requests for electric utilities to energize
  • January 1st is just around the corner
  • Signing supervising electricians
  • The ePermitting road show
  • Staff Update
  • A new ePermitting team member

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 11
Edition date: November 19, 2008
Contents:

  • Building official authority
  • Solar water heater alternate method
  • A few days in the life…
  • Quick Permits changes to meet the statewide fee method

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 10
Edition date: November 5, 2008
Contents:

  • How the IEBC (with Oregon amendments) works
  • The Governor’s climate change agenda and building in Oregon
  • Statewide alternate method rulings
  • Frequently asked questions regarding moisture content of wood framing
  • Regional Coordinators are on the move
  • Business Process Workgroup forges ahead

 

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 09
Edition date: October 22, 2008
Contents:

  • Division forms task force to address issues
    surrounding wall assemblies and drainage
  • Training on the "How To's" of the
    International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • Building Codes sets standards for electric car charging stations
  • Electrical permits issued by jurisdictions
  • Central Oregon hosted the second regional forum
  • The excitement is building

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 08
Edition date: October 8, 2008
Contents:

  • BCD amends 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)
  • BCD makes energizing request form letter available
  • Statewide code interpretation clarifies work clearance around residential furnaces
  • Elevator minor label program
  • History of Oregon's Low Rise Code
  • League of Oregon Cities fall conference
  • Next steps - gathering of the business process workgroup


Edition: Extra No.01
Edition date: September 29, 2008
Contents:

  • ePermitting - We're interested in knowing your interest
  • GreenPlumbers® courses available - course series starts October 4!

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 07
Edition date: September 24, 2008
Contents:

  • OSSC mid-cycle amendments
  • Elevator safety program working to prevent injuries
  • New forms with consistent fee formula available
  • Regional coordinators and ePermitting
  • Kick-off held September 18th in Salem

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 06
Edition date: September 10, 2008
Contents:

  • Online OESC Code Change course has changed dates!
  • Who's on first?
  • If you organize it, they will come…
  • The amended 2006 IEBC becomes a statewide alternate method
  • BCD regional forum
  • The hows and whys of ePermitting series
  • Homeowner and BCD's online permitting systems

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 05
Edition date: August 27, 2008
Contents:

  • New alternate method for selective coordination
  • Sign up for the online OESC code change course
  • Adhesive anchors approved as alternate method
  • Building Codes Division has a new look on their Web site
  • Regional coordinators are a great part of BCD customer service
  • Help on understanding more about the addition to state surcharge

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 04
Edition date: August 13, 2008
Contents:

  • Permits Protect is getting a lift
  • Electrical and Elevator Board recommends energizing electrical installations rule
  • 2008 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC) Errata
  • International Existing Building Code Introduced to Building Codes Structures Board
  • More regional forums coming soon
  • Oregon eBuildingPermits is taking off

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 03
Edition date: July 30, 2008
Contents:

  • Local building departments have online form to change information
  • Regional forum well attended in Medford
  • Online OESC code-change course
  • New Statewide Alternate Method adopted by Building Codes Division
  • Division adopts temporary rule exempting certain licensees from engineering requirement
  • Southern region gets regional coordinator assigned
  • Who is responsible for what?
  • Junction City goes live

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 02
Edition date: July 16, 2008
Contents:

  • Two new alternate methods for water conservation systems and rainwater collection
  • Informational meeting Web page
  • Surcharge clarifications
  • Questions about consistent fees and form formulas
  • OSBEELS staff must consult board before offering advice or issuing an interpretation
  • Statewide code interpretation on hazardous exhaust systems
  • New regional coordinator
  • City and county managers show interest in Quick Permits

Edition: Vol. 01, No. 01
Edition date: July 2, 2008
Contents:

  • BCD and Green Building
  • New Addition to BCD Web Site
  • Consistent Fee and Forms Rule
  • Moisture Content Acknowledgment Requirements
  • Access to BCD Online Courses
  • BCD regional forum
  • QuickPermits keeps growing

 

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