Washington Association of Building Officials

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 ICC Announces Group B Voting

The ICC online consensus voting for Group B code change assembly floor motions is now open and will close on May 26.  If you are registered to vote on behalf of your jurisdiction, click the link below to vote.  In addition, click the link below for the WABO Technical Code Development Committee’s 2016 Group B Assembly Motion Voting Recommendations.

The code changes contained in this document were discussed at the ICC Committee Action Hearings in Louisville, KY last month and there was an Assembly Floor Motion on each of them.  If the majority of the votes cast are in support of the Assembly Motion then the code change will automatically become a public comment and will be considered at the Public Comment Hearings in Kansas City this fall. 

A successful assembly motion may improve the odds of overturning the Committee’s action of approval or disapproval.  Floor motions that are not successful will hurt the chances of success of a public comment at the Final Action Hearings. 

Click here for WABO Voting Recommendations.

Click here to vote!


Mark Your Calendar - WABO Annual Business Meeting

WABO Annual Business Meeting on July 14-15, 2016, at the lovely Semiahmoo Resort. This special meeting includes elections of Board members and the Annual Awards Banquet. Know someone who hasn't been to a WABO event lately? Why not invite them? As many of you know, there is great value in spending time with colleagues from around the state. Don't wait to reserve your room at Semiahmoo. The WABO block ends June 16.  Call 360-318-2000 for a special rate of $169. Click here to register.

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition? At the Annual Awards Banquet, members who have made an extra contribution to the organization will be recognized. Click here to nominate someone.

Are you a leader? WABO members are 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.


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. 

Click here.


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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