Washington Association of Building Officials

“Leading the Way to Excellence in Building and Life Safety.” 


Coming Soon -2017 WABO Fall Business Meeting

The WABO Fall Quarterly Business Meeting will be held on October 19 -20, 2017 at Campbell's Resort in Chelan, Washington.  Don't wait to reserve your room at Campbell's Resort as the WABO room block ends September 18 with a special rate of $128 for Traditional and $168 for Deluxe.  If this is your first meeting, sign up for a WABO scholarship which covers your registration and a two-night hotel stay.

For more information and to register, click here.



WABO 2017 Annual Business Meeting

Members from around the state took time from their busy schedules to gather at Tulalip Conference Center for the 2017 WABO Annual Business Meeting.  This meeting included the annual elections of board members and the Awards Banquet on Thursday night.  WABO was honored to welcome ICC Board members, Jay Elbettar and Brenda Thompson who provided members with an update of critical issues from a national perspective.

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ICC Electronic Voter Validation Site Now Open

The improved International Code Council's Electronic Voter Validation Site is now open, and all Primary Representatives of current ICC Governmental Members are encouraged to access the new site and validate Governmental Member Voting Representatives (up to the maximum number available for your population).

Remember: Voting Representatives must be validated each year.  Voting Representatives must be validated by August 11, 2017 in order to participate in the upcoming 2017 ICC Annual Business Meeting activities in Columbus, Ohio.

Check your GMVRs' status online today.



 Bill Signing Ceremony with Governor Inslee

Senate Bill No. 5185 - providing immunity from liability for professional or trade associations providing emergency response volunteers was signed by Governor Jay Inslee on April 17, 2017.
Primary Sponsor of Senate Bill 5185 is: Lynda Wilson.

WABO worked with the Structural Engineers Association of Washington SEAW, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Institute of Architects to help get this bill passed.



Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) Program

WABO 2016 Fall Business Meeting

Kelly Mayo - Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

With the gaining popularity of "tiny homes", Labor & Industries presented an informative presentation on the growing industries of food trucks and timy homes manufacturing. Several changes were discussed, including a new web page added to the Factory Assembled Structures web site, a new Advisory Committee, and chnages to State Law 9HB 2443). Please click on the below link to view the complete presentation.

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WABO Code Official Accreditation Program

The first year of the WABO Code Official Accreditation Program is in progress. WABO has been working with South Seattle College to put together a three-year online program to provide in-depth training for those who want to increase their knowledge of working in the public sector as a building code professional.

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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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