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Help shape future building codes

April 6, 2024

The Washington State Building Code Council continues to seek volunteers to help shape future building codes for Washington.

Help shape future building codes

The 2021 Codes just went into effect on March 15, 2024. But now it’s time to review the new model construction codes released by the International Code Council in December and recommend updates again.

As part of the process the SBCC appoints experts and interest group representatives to join Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to help the council:

  • Review code change proposals as requested by the SBCC or a standing committee;
  • Provide information;
  • Identify proposed changes that economically impact small businesses, housing affordability, construction costs, etc. to refer to Workgroup on Economic Impact; and
  • Conduct research as requested by the council or a standing committee.

This is BIAW members’ chance to influence the next set of building codes to help improve housing affordability.

Expertise needed

The SBCC continues recruiting for the following TAG seats:

  • Mechanical, Ventilation and Plumbing TAG:
    • Home builder
    • HVAC seat
  • Building TAG:
    • Affordable housing
    • Manufacturer/supplier
    • Building owner/property manager

In its recruitment message, the SBCC says. “The Council welcomes all applicants for the open positions on any of the TAGs.  The state building code adoption process depends on involvement of the experts and professionals in the building industry.”

All positions are open until filled.

The SBCC says the 2024 TAGs will convene in May to begin review of the Group 1 codes. The review process will conclude with a report to the standing committees. The TAGs set a meeting schedule once convened.

Members interested in applying for these seats should review and complete the application packet.

Questions? Contact BIAW’s Policy and Research Manager, Andrea Smith, at (360) 352-7800 x 114 or reach out to the SBCC directly at

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