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It’s time for the new code update

Oregon just voted to adopt the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (called the ORSC) for 2017 based on the 2015 International Residential Code. This usually happens every three years and Oregon always modifies or removes sections of the code to make it’s own. This new code takes effect October 1 and there will be a 3 month […]

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Avoiding bad deals

During busier times it can be easier for unlicensed contractors to appear legitimate. You can help protect yourself from possible scams by using resources like the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) license search. It’s easy to search by CCB number, owner name, and business name. You can also call 503-378-4621 to verify information and ask about […]

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New submission guidelines for City of Bend

For those who need to know, the City of Bend Building Dept. has issued a new set of guidelines on how to prepare and upload documents into ePlans. This effects everyone who prepares construction related documents that have to pass plan review in Bend. The guide is 43 pages long (did I mention it is […]

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