Washington Association of Building Officials

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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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WABO Spring Meeting Reports

Over 60 WABO code officials from around Washington attended the 2015 Spring Quarterly Business Meeting in Leavenworth on April 9-10. Several important discussions took place relating to changes in the code cycle, residential sprinklers for townhouses, code official apprenticeship program and future training options. Click below to read the committee reports.

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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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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

Click here for ICC Response April 2015


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

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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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