Washington Association of Building Officials

WABO 2021 Spring Quarterly Meeting

Registration for the 2021 Spring Quarterly meeting is now available.  The 2021 meeting will be held virtually on April 22, 2021 via Zoom Conferencing.    WABO is pleased to offer professional development on April 23, 2021 via Zoom Conferencing. PIMA will be presenting training on Foam Plastic Insulation - Exterior
Wall Fire Safety & Reroofing Seminar.

2021 WABO Spring Quarterly Meeting 


WABO 2021 Annual Education Institute

Registration for the 2021 Annual Education Institute (AEI) is now open!  The 2021 AEI is scheduled for March 15-18, 2021 and being held completely virtual.  WABO members receive a discount as well as reduced rates for registrering early.  Registration fees remain rolled back to 2010 pricing!

Information / Registration


2021 Committee Action Hearings (CAH) – Group A Codes April 11 – May 5

Registration is now open for the 2021 Committee Action Hearings for the Group A International Codes. This year’s code hearings — hosted virtually from April 11 through May 5, 2021 — offer Code Council members/non-members, code officials, architects, builders, engineers, fire and energy conservation professionals the opportunity to provide input on proposed code changes.  

Registration is REQUIRED to participate OR view hearings.


 ICC announced deadlines to participate in 2021 ABM & code development events

All Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GMVRs) must be validated this year (even if you previously validated your voters) no later than Aug. 21, 2021, in order to vote on business matters and elections at the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) and at the Public Comment Hearings and Online Governmental Consensus Vote this fall. New and reinstating Governmental Members must join by March 12, 2021, for their validated GMVRs to vote at the ABM, Public Comment Hearings and Online Governmental Consensus Vote. New members must be activated by March 12, 2021, to have a presence at the virtual Committee Action Hearings in April. Read more


Building Codes Save: A Nationwide Study of Loss Prevention

FEMA’s landmark study, “Building Codes Save: A Nationwide Study,” shows that modern building codes lead to major reduction in property losses from natural disasters. The FEMA report calculates losses from three types of natural hazard (earthquakes, flooding, & hurricane winds) for each state and Washington, D.C.  To read the study and find out more information, click here.


WABO 2020 Fall Business Meeting

Over 50 members from around the state gathered virtually to attend the Fall Quarterly Business Meeting on October 1, 2020.  President Aldworth presented Past President Allshouse with a 'golden'gavel in appreciation of his excellent leadership and highlighted his many accomplishments during his tenure.

President and Committee Reports


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.

WABO Membership Application

Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) Program

Kelly Mayo - Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

L & I frequently receives inquiries regarding the rules and requirements for "tiny house(s)." An informative website page has been developed to help assist jurisdictions.

Tiny house(s) resource page
Tiny House Presentation