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Commercial Structures Program

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Codebook Assistant
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Program News & Updates
Statewide alternate method - 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
OSSC Statewide Code Interpretation -
16-01 Permit requirements for replacing rooftop mechanical equipment
2014 OSSC Section Repeal - Emergency Responder Radio Coverage
Updated OSSC Statewide Interpretation - 15-03 Low Frequency Alarms in Sleeping Areas
2014 OSSC Amendments-Low Frequency Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Newly Adopted Rules (within the last 90 days)
Permanent Rule - ORSC/OSSC Amendments
Program Facts

Current codebook:
2014 Oregon Structural Specialty Code

Effective Date:
July 1, 2014

Updates and amendments to the current codebook:
2014 OSSC Section Repeal - Emergency Responder Radio Coverage
2014 OSSC Amendments - Low Frequency Smoke and CO Alarms
2014 OSSC Errata, Section 1108.2.9, Dining & Drinking Areas
2014 OSSC Errata, Section 1811, Radon control Methods
Amendments to the 2014 OSSC
2014 OSSC Errata

2014 OSSC New Amendments
Compilation of All Oregon Amendments
Significant Model Code Change Summary
Appendix SR Comparison to 2014 OSSC

Effective Date:
February 22, 2016
February 1, 2016
August 19, 2015
June 23, 2015
April 12, 2015
October 16, 2014

July 1, 2014
July 1, 2014
July 1, 2014

Related codebooks:
2014 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code
2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1

July 1, 2014

Program contacts:
Tony Rocco
Building Code Specialist

Rex Turner
Structural Program Chief

Codebook assistant


Code interpretations
Rescinded interpretations

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Where to purchase codebooks

Statewide alternate methods
Statewide alternate methods (SAMs)

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Previous codebooks, amendments, and updates
2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) (effective July 1, 2010)

Related codebooks:
2010 Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code (OSISC) (effective October 1, 2010) 2003 ICC/ANSI A117.1

History of the code
History of building codes adopted and amended by the State of Oregon
What you need to do the work

A Level Structural Inspector
B Level Structural Inspector
1 & 2 Family Dwelling Structural Inspector
Post Earthquake Damage Inspector, General (GQI)
Post Earthquake Damage Inspector, Limited (LQI)

Program activities
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Building Codes Structures Board dates and activities
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Committee activities
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Energy Program
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