Washington Association of Building Officials

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



WABO Winter Committee Meetings

Mark your calendar for the WABO Winter Committee Meetings on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Lacey Community Center.  The morning session will include a trip to our legislators at the state Capitol (transportation provided) to request their support for WABO issues.

Click here for full meeting information, including Agenda and Registration.



2017 WABO Annual Education Institute

WABO is set for its 2017 Annual Education Institute which will be held March 20 - 23, 2017 at the Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel.

Please click here for registration and lodging information, as well as our brochure for the wide range of classes offered over the 4 days of this Education Institute.



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 2016 Fall Business Meeting

Over 65 people gathered at the lovely Davenport Hotel in Spokane for the WABO Fall Quarterly Business Meeting on October 13-14, 2016. A record number of scholarship winners attended and were able to meet and network with their colleagues from around Washington.

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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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Coffee Stand Fire

The Department of Labor and Industries has posted a report on a fatality caused by fire at a coffee stand.  The incident took place in January 2016, and resulted from a propane leak ignited by the open flame of a propane space heater's pilot light.  The L&I Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) investigated and made several recommendations, including that business owners should follow local building codes to ensure safe building egress.

See the full report at his link:  L & I FACE Report

Building safety is WABO's main purpose.  This tragic incident demonstrates the importance of code compliance.


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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