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24.15.060 Dangerous Structure.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 168626, effective Apr. 22, 1995.) Any structure which has any or all of the conditions or defects hereinafter described, to the extent that life, health, property, or safety of the public or its occupants are endangered, shall be deemed to be a dangerous structure and such condition or defects shall be abated pursuant to Sections 24.55.250 and 24.55.300 of this Chapter.

A. Whenever the stress in any materials, member, or portion thereof, due to all dead and live loads, is more than 1-1/2 times the working stress or stresses allowed in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Code for new buildings of similar structure, purpose, or location.

B. Whenever any portion thereof has been damaged by fire, earthquake, wind, flood, or by any other cause, to such an extent that the structural strength or stability thereof is materially less than it was before such catastrophe and is less than the minimum requirements of the Oregon State Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Code for new buildings of similar structure, purpose, or location.

C. Whenever any portion or member of appurtenance thereof is likely to fail, or to become detached or dislodged, or to collapse and thereby injure persons or damage property.

D. Whenever any portion of a building, or any member, appurtenance, or ornamentation of the exterior thereof is not of sufficient strength or stability, or is not so anchored, attached or fastened in place so as to be capable of resisting a wind pressure of one-half of that specified in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Code for new buildings of similar structures, purpose, or location without exceeding the working stresses permitted in the Oregon State Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Code for such buildings.

E. Whenever any portion thereof has wrecked, warped, buckled, or settled to such an extent that walls or other structural portions have materially less resistance to winds or earthquakes than is required in the case of similar new construction.

F. Whenever the building or structure, or any portion thereof, because of

1. dilapidation, deterioration, or decay;

2. faulty construction;

3. the removal, movement, or instability of any portion of the ground necessary for the purpose of supporting such building;

4. the deterioration, decay, or inadequacy of its foundation; or

5. any other cause, is likely to partially or completely collapse.

G. Whenever, for any reason, the building or structure, or any portion thereof, is manifestly unsafe for the purpose for which it is being used.

H. Whenever the exterior walls or other vertical structural members list, lean, or buckle to such an extent that a plumb line passing through the center of gravity does not fall inside the middle one-third of the base.

I. Whenever the building or structure exclusive of the foundation, shows 33 percent or more damage or deterioration of its supporting member or members, or 50 percent damage or deterioration of its non-supporting members, enclosing, or outside wall coverings.

J. Whenever the building or structure has been so damaged by fire, wind, earthquake or flood or any other cause, or has become so dilapidated or deteriorated as to become (I) an attractive nuisance, or (ii) a harbor for vagrants or criminals.

K. Whenever any building or structure has been constructed, exists, or is maintained in violation of any specific requirement or prohibition applicable to such building or structure provided by the building regulations of this City, as specified in the Oregon State Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Code or any law or ordinance of this State or City relating to the condition, location, or structure or buildings.

L. Whenever any building or structure which, whether or not erected in accordance with all applicable laws and ordinances, has in any non-supporting part, member, or portion, less than 50 percent, or in any supporting part, member, or portion less than 66 percent of the

1. strength,

2. fire-resisting qualities or characteristics required by law in the case of a newly constructed building of like area, height, and occupancy in the same location. This subsection does not apply to strength required to resist seismic loads. For application of seismic requirements see Chapter 24.85.

M. Whenever any building or structure, because of dilapidated condition, deterioration, damage, inadequate exits, lack of sufficient fire-resistive construction, faulty electric wiring, gas connections, or heating apparatus, or other cause, is a fire hazard.

N. Whenever any building or structure is in such a condition as to constitute a public nuisance known to the common law or in equity jurisprudence.

O. Whenever any portion of a building or structure remains on a site for more than 30 days after the demolition or destruction of the building or structure.

Title 24 Building Regulat
Chapter 24.10 Administration and Enforcement
Chapter 24.15 Definitions
Chapter 24.20 Special Inspections
Chapter 24.25 Movings of Buildings
Chapter 24.30 Home Occupations
Chapter 24.35 Historical Buildings
Chapter 24.40 Use of and Projections Over Public Streets and Property
Chapter 24.45 Parking and Driveway Surfaces
Chapter 24.50 Flood Hazard Areas
Chapter 24.51 Wildfire Hazard Zones
Chapter 24.55 Building Demolition
Chapter 24.60 Fences
Chapter 24.65 Sidewalk Vault Openings
Chapter 24.70 Clearing, Grading and Erosion Control
Chapter 24.75 Uniform Building Address System
Chapter 24.80 (Repealed)
Chapter 24.85 Seismic Design Requirements for Existing Buildings
Chapter 24.90 Manufactured Dwelling Installation and Accessory Structures, Manufactured Dwelling Parks, Recreation Parks, Recreational Park Trailer Installation and Accessory Structures
Chapter 24.95 (Repealed)