Washington Association of Building Officials

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

 

 

ICC Code Cycle Discussion

WABO had the privilege of participating in the Code Cycle Roundtable discussion held in Washington, D.C., where various interest groups discussed the code cycle problem facing ICC. At that meeting, several stakeholder viewpoints were shared relating to the process of code adoption in this country. WABO provided the following letter with some observations. A copy of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) report "Maintaining vs. Extending the Current Code Adoption Cycle" follows.

Click here to read WABO letter

Click here for Report by NIBS

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WABO Recommendations for IgCC Changes

The WABO Technical Code Committee has made recommendations to changes in the IgCC. Voting ends on October 29 so please vote! Click on the link below.

TCD Recommendations

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ICC Preferred Provider Program

The International Code Council has provided information on their new Preferred Provider Program with a release of Frequently Asked Questions sheet. In addition, WABO sent a letter earlier in the month to ICC with questions about the proposed program and received a response from ICC. Click on the links below.

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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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Marijuana Compliance Issues

The State Liquor Control Board is now issuing licenses for marijuana producers, processors and retailers. Building inspectors and local government officials need to be aware of relevant code issues raised by this new industry -- and local governments must understand which code requirements are enforced by local governments and which are enforced by state agencies.

Click here for more information

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Code Official Apprenticeship Program (COAP)

WABO is currently working on funding for the apprenticeship program. Once funding is in place, information on how to become involved either as an apprentice or a hiring jurisdiction will be posted on this website. We are very excited to get the program up and running so we can provide a well-trained workforce for the future. If you are interested in receiving more information when it becomes available, please email the WABO office with your contact information (wabo@wabo.org).

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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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