2017 ORS 701.555¹
Barrier-type exterior insulation and finish systems

(1) As used in this section, “barrier-type exterior insulation and finish system” means a foam insulation board inner layer, a polymer and cement base coat middle layer reinforced with glass fiber mesh and a textured finish coat exterior layer, in which:

(a) The layers are bonded to the outside face of an exterior wall;

(b) The middle or exterior layer, but not the inner layer, provides a water resistant barrier for the exterior of the building envelope;

(c) The layers do not provide a means of drainage for water that accumulates behind the exterior surface; and

(d) The layers insulate the building.

(2) A person licensed or required to be licensed under this chapter may not install a barrier-type exterior insulation and finish system on:

(a) A new building; or

(b) An existing building, except as necessary to repair or replace a previously installed barrier-type exterior insulation and finish system.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to the application of a barrier-type exterior insulation and finish system:

(a) As an architectural feature that is not intended to protect an interior space of the building; or

(b) To a concrete wall or a concrete masonry unit block wall. [2007 c.851 §2]

Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protec­tion of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty of this chapter to business of construc­tion or installa­tion of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as per­sonal or real prop­erty under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; applica­tion of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 701—Construction Contractors and Contracts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors701.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 701, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano701.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.