Conducted by the Oregon Home Builders Association, HBA will be hosting CCB approved live two hour classes on the significant changes to the Oregon Residential Structures Code (ORSC) and changes to the Residential Energy Code. One hour will focus on the ORSC changes and one will focus on the energy code changes. The courses will prepare builders, designers and suppliers for the changes that will affect them and which will be mandatory in 2018. They will take place at 9:30 am on October 20, November 13, and December 13. This is not a series of classes; the multiple days are just to provide as many people as possible the opportunity to learn about the code changes.
The ORSC change class will address the code changes with the most significant likelihood of affecting construction practices and will include changes to electrical, plumbing and mechanical provisions. Ideas for incorporating the changes into building practices will also be discussed. The class will show what changes will be necessary to plans and what workers and subs will need to know to avoid corrections. It will also show areas where requirements have been reduced.
The Residential Energy Code change class will explain why traditional practices will no longer comply and how to comply in a cost-effective manner. It will highlight ways to meet the new code that in some cases may reduce costs. The most significant changes in the code are to the energy conservation chapter.
Additional registration details will be released soon. For more information, contact Kaitlin Torney at email@example.com.