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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.

Emergency Rules adopted: NICET Certification
On March 10, 2017, 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 

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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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   Oct. 12 | BFP Committee Meeting (1 pm)
                  Olympia

   Oct. 12 | Executive Committee Mtg. (3:30 pm)
                  Olympia

   Oct. 13 | Council Meeting
                  
Olympia

   Nov. 17 | Council Meeting
                   Olympia
 


          

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