Washington Association of Building Officials

WABO 2019 Fall Quarterly Business Meeting

The WABO Fall Quarterly Business meeting will be held on October 17-18, 2019, at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.  Don't wait to reserve your room as the WABO block ends September 25, with a special rate of $137.  If this is your first meeting, sign up for a WABO scholarship which covers your registration and a two-night hotel stay.

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Meeting Packet


Caution: Manufacturer’s catalog and website data may not be consistent with the testing data

Recently discrepancies have been found between the testing data and the information reflected in the manufacturer’s product data.  Engineers and building officials should be aware that engineering values used in design and construction must be installed in accordance with the approved listing and conform to the values listed in the code approved third-party testing report.  If differences of values exist between published manufactured values and testing reports, the test reports shall govern.   “These discrepancies have mostly been changes made in the field and the engineer of record (EOR) and the building inspector may not be aware of the problem” said Bellevue Building Code Plan Review Supervisor Lee Kranz.  It is important to confirm that the testing data derived from the approved testing agency is used to determine the code required design.


WABO 2019 Annual Business Meeting

Members from around the state took time from their busy schedules to gather at beautiful Semiahmoo Resort for the 2019 WABO Annual Business Meeting.  This meeting included the annual elections of board members and the Awards banquet on Thursday night.  WABO was honored to welcome ICC Board members, William Bryant and David Spencer who provided members with an update on programs and issues from the national perspective.

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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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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 homes." An informative website page has been developed to help assist jurisdictions. 

Click here to view tiny home resource page