Building Codes Division: Agency Subdivisions

Building Codes Advisory Boards

Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-373-7613
Contact: Alana Cox, Manager, Policy and Technical Services​
 

Board of Boiler Rules

Statutory Authority: ORS 480.535, 705.250

Duties and Responsibilities: Started in 1961, the Board of Boiler Rules formulates and adopts rules for the safe construction, installation, inspection, operation, maintenance and repair of boilers and pressure vessels and reviews staff enforcement actions. The governor appoints the board’s 11 members to four-year terms, subject to Senate confirmation.

Building Codes Structures Board

Statutory Authority: ORS 455.132, 455.144, 705.250

Duties and Responsibilities: Dating back to 1973, the Building Codes Structures Board helps the DCBS director administer the Structural Program, Prefabricated Structures Program, Accessibility to People with Physical Disabilities Program and certain energy programs. The governor appoints the board’s nine members to four-year terms, subject to Senate confirmation.

Construction Industry Energy Board

Statutory Authority: ORS 455.492, 705.250

Duties and Responsibilities: The Construction Industry Energy Board, started in 2009, evaluates proposed state building code standards and proposed administrative rules relating to the energy use and energy efficiency aspects of the electrical, structural, prefabricated structure and low-rise residential specialties. The proposed standards evaluated by the board may include energy conserving technology, construction methods, products and materials. The board has 11 members.

Electrical and Elevator Board

Statutory Authority: ORS 455.138, 455.144, 479.680, 705.250

Duties and Responsibilities: The Electrical and Elevator Board, started in 1949, helps the DCBS director administer the electrical and elevator programs. The board also oversees the licensing and enforcement of these programs to ensure that the people involved are appropriately licensed and the work meets minimum safety standards. The governor appoints the board’s 15 members to four-year terms, subject to Senate confirmation.

Mechanical Board

Statutory Authority: ORS 455.140, 705.250

Duties and Responsibilities: The Mechanical Board, formed in 2004, helps the DCBS director administer the code and associated administrative rules adopted for mechanical devices and equipment. The governor appoints the 10-member board, subject to Senate confirmation.

State Plumbing Board

Statutory Authority: ORS 693.115, 705.250

Duties and Responsibilities: Created in 1935 under the State Board of Health, the State Plumbing Board licenses individuals to engage in the business, trade or calling of a journeyman plumber. The board establishes license, business and supervising plumber registrations, examinations and continuing education fees. The governor appoints the board’s seven members, subject to Senate confirmation.

Residential and Manufactured Structures Board

Statutory Authority: ORS 455.135, 705.250

Duties and Responsibilities: The Residential and Manufactured Structures Board, created in 2004, helps the DCBS director administer the low-rise residential dwelling program. The governor appoints the board’s 11 members, subject to Senate confirmation.