Washington Association of Building Officials

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

WABO Scholarships for ICC Code Hearings 

Scholarships to attend the Group A Code Hearings scheduled for September 30-October 7, 2015 in Long Beach, California, are available to governmental voting members. Don't wait, apply today and get involved in the code development process. Applications due August 15, 2015.

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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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WABO Bylaws Revised

WABO President Jon Siu appointed a WABO Bylaws Review Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President Trace Justice and charged them to bring the bylaws up to current practices. The revisions were presented to the WABO membership at the Annual Business Meeting in Vancouver where they were discussed in a general session. By unanimous vote, they were approved to send to the entire membership for a vote. Revisions to the bylaws must be approved by WABO voting members and must pass by two-thirds majority.  The vote took place online and the revisions passed overwhelmingly. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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 2015 WABO Fall Quarterly Business Meeting

Be sure to register for the WABO Fall Business Meeting on October 15-16, 2015 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, WA. 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 in the association. 

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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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Report From ICC Hearing By Bob Snyder  

Memphis provided a wonderful venue for the 2018 Group A Committee Hearings. I was one of seven WABO TCD members in attendance. It was a good experience to share and collaborate on the various code issues being presented. I learned a lot from fellow committee members and representatives from jurisdictions throughout the US. 

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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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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).


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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