Oregon Building and Residential Codes

The 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code​ (OSSC) is based on the 2018 International Building Code (IBC).  The 2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) based on the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC).

Building Code Compliance Software for Oregon

Plan Analyst code compliance software programs make it easy for building officials, architects and other designers to quickly perform commercial and residential building code plan reviews / code studies.  Plan Analyst for the 2018 IBC and Plan Analyst for the 2018 IRC simplifies the plan review / code study process enabling compliance to specific code years.  This proven software allows modifications to accommodate local amendments, where applicable.  Users have the ability to add code requirements and to add to the checklist.  Changes can be made permanent by changing the data file using the setup section of Plan Analyst, or specific reports can be edited for special conditions.

Plan Analyst Calculators: Deck – Sign – Beam & Column

Plan Analyst Deck, Sign and Beam & Column Calculators are additional simple and effective design and code review software tools that will quickly become your go-to resources when working on associated tasks.

Users of Plan Analyst in Oregon have included:

City of BendBatzer, Inc.
City of Central PointBoora Architects
City of Eagle PointCarlson Veit Architects PC
Clatsop CountyKingswood, Inc.
Deschutes CountyLocke Engineering, Inc.
Klamath County Community DevelopmentRalston Architects
State of OregonSchertzinger & Party Architects

Building and Residential Code Resources in Oregon

Energy Code Compliance Software for Oregon

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in Oregon, including the use of COMcheck and REScheck Energy Code compliance software. COMcheck enables architects, builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new commercial or high-rise residential buildings, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1.  REScheck product enables builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes.

The “Building Codes Assistance Project” also provides information on Oregon’s building energy codes.

FEMA Building Code Adoption Tracking

The FEMA Building Code Adoption Tracking program reports on the status of hazard-resistant building code adoption in each state. Oregon is in FEMA Region 10. Read the 2022 Region 10 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in Oregon.

AIA and ICC

American Institute of Architects  – AIA Oregon represents architects in the state.  There are over 3,000 registered and reciprocal architects in Oregon.

Oregon has a central ICC Chapter

Oregon code adoption status on the ICC website