The Mechanical Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Mechanical Code. The Board consists of three members, and an alternate for each member, appointed by the Mayor. Members, by experience and training, shall be qualified to pass upon the safety of installations and apparatus regulated by the Mechanical Code. Appointments are made for a term of 3 years. The Mechanical Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of mechanical code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board. The Appeals Board may affirm annul or modify the action of BDS on the condition that substantially equivalent safety is provided generally conforming to national standards concerning fire prevention, fire safety measures, and building construction requirements for safety.
Contact: Terry Whitehill, BDS, 503-823-7639
Commission Website: http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=43126&a=168815