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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Bureau Seeking Input on Risk Category III & IV Buildings

The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is seeking technical input on the special certification of nonstructural components specific to seismic code requirements. These requirements affect buildings classified as Risk Category III (buildings that represent a substantial hazard to human life in the event of failure) and Risk Category IV (buildings designated essential facilities). To facilitate gathering this input BDS is hosting a workshop on December 9, 2015 at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, room 2500A from 8:00 am to noon. Industry stakeholders have been notified of the meeting and invited to attend.  For questions contact Fred Deis, 503-823-7543 or