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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Life Safety/Building Code

In general, where there is no change of use, only new work is required to meet the current code. Existing conditions or arrangements that will not be altered or affected by the proposed work can be maintained even where they don't meet the current code. BDS has some detailed information in the Fire and Life Safety Code Guide for Existing Buildings.