Code News

Group 1 Proposals Now Posted
The State Building Code Council has begun the new adoption and review process for the 2018 code editions. The current codes under review as part of Group 1 are the 2018 IBC, IEBC, IFC and the 2018 Washington State Energy Code. SEE THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED HERE.

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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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.         


  Jan. 18 | IRC TAG (10 am)
                 DES Bldg, Room 2322

  Jan. 18 | Legislative Committee (1pm) 
                 DES Bldg, Room 2322                




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

The State Building Council
is a state agency created by the legislature to provide independent analysis and objective advice to the legislature and the Governor's Office on state building code issues.  The Council 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.  

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The anticipated effective date for the 2018 codes is July 1, 2020

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