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Residential Structures Code Program


BCD Technical Bulletin

December 2020 - Uniform Alternate Construction Standards
An informational summary to address common application questions for the Uniform Alternate Construction Standards (UACS).

Code adoption

  • 2021 Oregon Residential Reach Code (ORRC) adoption: Follow the adoption process.
  • 2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) adoption: Follow the adoption process.
  • Energy efficiency: For information about the Executive Order 20-04, visit the new EO 20-04 information page.
  • Adopted codes and standards

    The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC). This code applies to the construction, reconstruction, and repair of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses.

    2017 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)
    Effective Oct. 1, 2017
    Based on the 2015 International Residential Code

    Supplementary code information


    The following are adopted as part of the code:


    The following are corrections to the printed code:

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