Washington State Building Code CouncilImproving the built environment by promoting health, safety and welfare
The State Building Code Council (SBCC) was created to provide independent analysis and objective advice to the legislature and the Governor’s Office on state building code issues. The SBCC establishes the minimum building, mechanical, fire, plumbing and energy code requirements necessary to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state of Washington by reviewing, developing and adopting the state building code.
Results and Achievements
In 2008, the SBCC conducted the following activities:
The SBCC reviews proposed changes to the state building codes. The SBCC must approve or deny all city or county code amendments that apply to single family or multifamily residential buildings.
The state building code provides for safety, health and energy efficiency in buildings. The SBCC monitors fire deaths per million residents compared to other states and nations.
Statutory AuthorityRCW 19.27
State Building Code Council 15 voting members are appointed by the Governor RCW 19.27.070