Washington Association of Building Officials

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

Don't Miss the WABO Annual Business Meeting

The WABO Annual Business Meeting on July 14-15, 2016, at the lovely Semiahmoo Resort is approaching fast.  Don't wait to reserve your room at Semiahmoo. The WABO block ends June 13.  With summer upon us, available rooms at the Semiahmoo Resort won't be guaranteed after that date.  Call 855-917-3767 or book online at www.semiahmoo.com for a special rate of $169.

When booking online, click "Book Now" and click on "Special Codes" enter the code WABO in the "Group Code" box along with the dates of stay and then submit.  The WA Association of Building Officials (WABO) Annual Meeting rates will be displayed for you to book.

When booking over the phone, be sure to book under the Washington Association of Building Officials Annual Meeting with the same code WABO.

Annual Awards Banquet - Join us as we celebrate members who have made an extra contribution to the organization, swear in the new Board of Directors and a chance to win fabulous door prizes!

In addition, WABO members are still looking for dedicated individuals willing to volunteer and serve on the Board of Directors.  If you would like to become a leader in our organization, click here to apply.

Click Here To Register For The Meeting



Mark Your Calendars: Training Seminars in Spokane Valley

2015 International Existing Building Code
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
2015 IBC Commercial Plan Review
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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WABO Spring Meeting Summary - Leavenworth

Over 55 WABO code officials from around Washington attended the 2016 Spring Quarterly Business Meeting in Leavenworth on April 14-15, 2016. Several important discussions took place relating to future WABO training, legislative issues, and code development. WABO welcomed several scholarship participants attending their first WABO meeting:

  • Richard Karns – City of Monroe

  • Mark Miller – City of Battle Ground

  • Scott Sproul – City of Federal Way

  • Norman Mundy – City of Edgewood

  • Mike Froemming – City of Spokane

Click here to read reports and view photos.


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.

Click here to become a WABO Member


WABO Welder

WABO Welder Renewal
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