Washington Association of Building Officials


WABO Spring Business Meeting - Leavenworth

Make plans to attend the 2014 WABO Spring Business Meeting scheduled for April 24-25 in Leavenworth. Join your colleagues at the Enzian Inn to discuss the important issues of your organization. WABO will once again offer free registration and hotel room for code officials who have not been able to attend a meeting in the last year. The Professional Development session will be held on Thursday (rather than Friday) so that more people can benefit from the training. Attendees will receive the new WABO hat!

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Riders to Leavenworth

Wabonian Bikers:  It’s that time of year again to make that all weather ride over to Leavenworth for the Spring meeting. Put on your “Long Johns” and leathers and join us for the Spring Meeting Motorcycle ride to Leavenworth. All bets are off if the passes have snow on them.  Better to be Safe than Cool!  Email Willie Hill if you plan to ride and he will get it organized  William.hill@bhcconsultants.com, 206-718-8331


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).


Washington State Energy Code

The 2012 Washington State Energy Code is now available for download on the Washington State Building Code Council's (SBCC) website. Please click here to reach the links for the PDF versions to the WAC 51-11C (Commercial), WAC 51-11R (Residential), and the Appendix Chapters. Scroll down to reach the Energy Code section.

Prescriptive Checklist for the 2012 Washington State Energy Code


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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