CODE CHANGE CLASS
Big changes are coming Jan. 1st to Oregon’s building codes. Traditional framing methods will no longer pass inspection and greater energy efficiency measures will be required. Stay on top of these changes andavoid getting burned by costly corrections.
Big changes are coming to the new 2017 Oregon Energy Code, and
your traditional methods of house framing will no longer pass
inspection. Both headers and wall corners will have to be framed
differently than in the past in order to accommodate insulation.
There will be increased insulation requirements for walls, ceilings
and floors, and perhaps most significantly, the options table has
been entirely replaced with much tighter requirements.
Additionally, all lighting will now have to be 100% CFL or LED bulbs
and all plumbing fixtures will have to be EPA WaterSense certified.
A host of other changes are being made to Oregon’s structural,
mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes. While some of the
changes are more restrictive, many of the changes are positive
changes that provide greater flexibility and options.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All builders, remodelers, engineers, architects, designers as well as
framing, insulation, electrical, mechanical, drywall and plumbing
contractors are urged to attend this class to avoid costly and
time-consuming corrections that will be faced by contractors
unfamiliar with these changes.
These code changes will apply to all structures permitted after
January 1st, 2018, and are optional between October 1st and
December 31st of this year.
CLASS PRICE & LOCATION
Classes are FREE for HBA members and $30 for non-members. All classes will be held at the Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry in the auditorium at 626 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. Free parking is available across the street from CCBI in the Marion Square Parkade parking garage.
All attendees will earn two hours of Series A education towards renewal of their Construction Contractors Board license.