For the past few years, much of the activity in the commercial construction sector has focused less on new construction and more on remodeling existing buildings. Major remodels are a great opportunity to not only increase occupant safety through seismic upgrades, but they are also the best and most cost-effective time to update other building systems to increase performance.
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The Reach Code is Oregon’s first optional code. State of Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) is happy to report that the ‘first’ residential Reach Code project is going through the permitting process with the City of Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS).
Vegetative roofs: roughly a 40 year life span, reduces demands on a building's cooling system, and slows stormwarter run-off. Read more about Building Code Division's "eco-roof" webinar via the link listed in this article.