Washington Association of Building Officials

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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.

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Code Forum Topics – Share your ideas for Code Forum Topics now!  

For those who have not attended a WABO Quarterly meeting before, the Code Forum is a standing agenda item where participants discuss technical, process, administrative and other issues pertaining to the building code enforcement profession.  Now you can share your ideas for Code Forum topics before you get to the quarterly meetings via WABO’s interactive email server designed specifically to let you write down your Code Forum ideas before you forget them. 

To view Code Forum topics currently on the list, please move your mouse over the Code Development Tab and a box will appear to the right for Code Forum.  Click Code Forum to enter.

 For more information click here.

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SDCI Releases URM Policy Committee Recommendations  

On August 3, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) released the URM (Unreinforced Masonry) Policy Committee recommendations. First convened by SDCI in 2011, the policy committee brought together URM property owners, geological and seismology experts, structural engineers, architects, housing and real estate development representatives, and historic preservation professionals to develop recommendations on a city-wide URM seismic retrofit policy. After a hiatus to allow SDCI to gather more information, the policy committee reconvened in late 2016 to finalize their recommendations.

Click here to read full release.
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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.

Click here to read report

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 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.

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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.

Click to view 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.

Click here for more information

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WABO Details Available

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

Click here.

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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.

Click here

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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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