ICC I-CODE OSSC
I-Codes: ORSSC - Oregon Structural Specialty Code
|Publication Date:||1 January 2014|
General. The scope of this code is as provided in ORS 455.020(1).
The Oregon Structural Specialty Code as adopted by the State of Oregon, Building Codes Division, includes portions of the International Building Code and the International Fire Code pertaining to any construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair and installation of materials and equipment in or part of buildings and structures covered under the State Building Code.
This code shall not apply to the construction, alteration, moving, demolition, repair, maintenance and work located primarily in a public way, public utility towers and poles, mechanical equipment not specifically regulated in this code, and hydraulic flood control structures.
Municipalities, as defined in ORS 455.010(5), may establish administrative procedures in accordance with ORS 455.020(4), and may amend specific sections of Chapter 1, as identified throughout the chapter.
Municipalities are permitted to enact local ordinances or other laws to address the demolition of structures or other related topics not addressed by this code.
Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Residential Code.
Appendices. Provisions in the appendices shall not apply unless specifically adopted as noted below
Appendix chapters adopted. The following appendix chapters are adopted as part of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code.
1. Appendix C (Agricultural Buildings),
2. Appendix I (Patio Covers).
Appendix chapters available for municipal adoption. Municipalities may adopt the following appendix chapters by local ordinance. Such adoptions shall comply with the requirements specified in the adopted appendix unless otherwise approved under the provisions of ORS 455.040.
1. A - Employee qualifications;
2. B - Board of appeals;
3. D - Fire districts;
4. F - Rodentproofing;
5. G - Flood-resistant Construction;
6. H - Signs; and
7. J - Grading.
Appendix chapters not available for municipal adoption. The following appendix chapters are not adopted by the State of Oregon and municipalities may not adopt the same as the subject matter is encompassed by this code.
1. E - Supplementary accessibility requirements;
2. K - Administrative provisions;
3. L - Earthquake recording instrumentation.
4. M - Tsunami-generated flood hazard
Purpose. The purpose of this code is as provided in ORS 455.020(1), as noted in Section 101.2, and to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
The purpose of this code is not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or group of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of this code.