Washington Association of Building Officials

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


2015 WABO Fall Quarterly Business Meeting

Registration is now available for the WABO Fall Business Meeting on October 15-16, 2015 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, Washington. Come spend time in beautiful Eastern Washington with your colleagues from around the state. If you know someone who hasn't been to a WABO event lately, why not invite them? A scholarship is available for first time attendees. You know the value of attending is networking and keeping up with current events of WABO. 

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John Darnall is ICC Code Official of the Year

John Darnall was named "ICC Code Official of the Year" and received the honor during the 2015 ICC Annual Business Meeting in Long Beach, California. John is the Building Official from Tumwater, Washington, and is a WABO Past President.

From left: International Code Council Board of Directors Member and Awards Committee Chairman Robert Drexler (left); Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award recipient John Darnall (center); and Code Council Board of Directors Immediate Past President Guy Tomberlin.

Congratulations, John!


2015 WABO Annual Business Meeting

Members from around the state took time from their busy schedules to gather in Vancouver on June 25-26, for the 2015 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 President Guy Tomberlin who provided the luncheon address with an update of critical issues from a national perspective.

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ICC Online Public Comment Hearings

Are you are registered to vote in the ICC Online Public Comment Hearings?  Your vote can help decide the quality and clarity of future codes.  

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NEMA Report- Evaluating Fire Damaged Wiring

Electrical equipment exposed to heat and fire residue can be extremely hazardous if re-energized without first performing a proper evaluation and taking necessary action. Reduction in integrity of electrical equipment due to heat degradation of materials, residue from burning materials, or moisture can affect the ability of the equipment to perform its intended function and be used safely. 

This publication provides information on how to evaluate electrical equipment that has been exposed to heat and fire residue through fire, firefighting activities, or close proximity to a fire. It is designed for use by suppliers, installers, inspectors, and users of electrical products.

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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
Available Online

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