2018 Adoption Process Underway
The State Building Code Council has begun the new adoption and review process for the 2018 code editions. A deadline for code change proposals will be set shortly for the Group 1 Codes (IBC/IEBC, IFC, WUIC, WSEC-C). The process for the Group 2 Codes will begin in the fall of 2018. The anticipated effective date for the 2018 codes is July 1, 2020. 

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.

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  • Any code related questions;
  • Process improvement suggestions;
  • Washington State amendments;
  • How to submit a code change proposal.

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.         



    Mar. 7 | Fire Code TAG
                 Spokane Valley FD (9:30 am)

   Mar. 23 | Council Conf. Call Mtg.
                  Monitor Location: DES Olympia


 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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