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New Building Codes effective Feb. 1

February 1, 2021

The 2018 Building Codes all go into effect today—unless you live in the City of Seattle where the codes are delayed until March 15, 2021.

This includes the 2018 editions of the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), International Fire Code (IFC), International Mechanical Code (IMC) and Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) with state amendments as well as the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC).

You can read more about the updates included in these codes on the BIAW Building Codes page.

Classes still available

Also, it’s not too late to take one of our classes on the new codes:

  • Feb. 9, 2021, from noon to 2 pm: Practical Paths to Achieving the 2018 Energy Code. Sign-in to register here.
  • Feb. 18, 2021, from 9 am to 12:30 pm: Significant changes to the 2018 Codes. Sign-in to register here.

If you have any questions regarding building codes or worker and safety regulations, please contact Government Affairs Coordinator Damen Jeg at (360) 352-7800 ext 114.

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