Extended 2018 Technical Advisory Group Recruitment
The State Building Code Council is looking for members to fill  remaining key positions for the 2018 TAGs. For more information, see the Recruitment Announcement.

Expedited Adoption for Fixes to WSEC, IMC
The State Building Code Council has adopted changes to clarify the treatment of assisted living and residential treatment facilities under the commercial energy and mechanical codes after the switch to Group I occupancy in the 2015 International Building Code.

Final Rule adopted: NICET Certification
On Nov. 18 the Council adopted amendments to the 2015 International Building Code and International Fire Code to change the deadline for NICET certification from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018 

There are revised 2nd Editions of the State Amendments to the International Mechanical Code, International Fire Code and the Washington State Energy Code with editorial changes and modifications effective Oct. 1, 2017.


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Click the "Meeting Schedules and Agendas" tab above to see the list of past and future scheduled Council and Committee meetings.


Council Meeting Documents (check back often for updated links)   Please note this site works best with Explorer as your browser. PDF files may not open properly when using Chrome.         



   Feb. 16 | Legislative Committee
                   DES, Olympia

   Feb. 21 | Fire TAG meeting
                  DES, Olympia

   Feb. 28 | IBC TAG meeting

    Mar. 2 | MVE Committee Mtg.
                 DES, Olympia (am)

    Mar. 2 | Legislative Committee
                 DES, Olympia (1 pm)

    Mar. 2 | BFP Committee Mtg.
                 DES, Olympia (2 pm)


 For past meeting info, see the Technical Advisory Group or   Meeting Schedules & Agendas tab, as appropriate -- or the Council Meeting Documents link above

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