Washington Association of Building Officials

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2016 WABO Annual Education Institute

Early registration is now available for the 2016 WABO Annual Education Institute scheduled for the week of March 21-25, 2016, at the Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel. WABO members receive a discount as well as reduced rates for registering early. There will be several 2015 I-Code update classes, along with training on soils and foundations, floodplain management, communication skills, legal aspects, inspector skills, and much more. Sign up early before the classes fill up.

NOTE: 2015 IBC Significant Changes Classes are now full.

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ICC Announces Group A Voting

ICC has opened the online voting for Group A code changes and voting will remain open until February 21, 2016. These code changes are for the 2018 I-Codes.  The items you will be voting on are those code change proposals that received public comments.

In the WABO Voting Recommendations (link below), WABO Technical Code Development Committee gives our voting guidance to provide assistance on key issues.  To cast your votes via cdpACCESS, click here.  Next click on “Vote – OGCV” in the upper part of the page where you should be able to start voting. If you have questions about the voting process using cdpACCESS you can contact Lee Kranz, Maureen Traxler, Jon Siu or Ray Allshouse.  Their email addresses, phone numbers and availability are on the bottom of page 1 of the Voting Recommendations. 

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WABO Fall Meeting in Pasco Summary

Over 50 WABO code officials from around Washington attended the 2015 Fall Quarterly Business Meeting in Pasco on October 15-16. Several important discussions took place relating to the WABO Annual Education Institute, International Plumbing Code, and the ICC Code Development Hearings. Select link below for photos and committee reports.

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Reports on ICC Code Hearings in Long Beach

WABO TCD had several public comments advance to the next round during the Public Comment Hearings in Long Beach for inclusion in the 2018 I-Codes.  Eight of the approximately sixteen public comments we submitted were supported by the building and fire code officials in attendance. Winners of the WABO scholarships offer their perspective on the hearings.

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WABO Details Available

Thanks to LG Nelson, the first batch of WABO details are now available for downloading. 

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WABO Mentoring Program

Several generous WABO members have volunteered to be a mentor for their colleagues across the state. If you have questions, concerns or just want to run something by a person who may have once been in your shoes, feel free to call on any of the folks listed.

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Emergency Management Mutual Aid Toolbox

Apply to become an Emergency Responder

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WABO Membership

The Washington Association of Building Officials
(WABO) was incorporated in 1977 to promote building codes and standards that safeguard the public health and safety; advise on legislative matters; assist in the development of national and state codes; provide educational opportunities for its members; and preserve local government control of code administration.

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WABO Welder

WABO Welder Renewal
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