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File #: 21-0117    Version: 1
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/2/2021 Final action: 2/2/2021
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Adopting International Building Codes - First and Final Reading
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Summary of Significant 2018 I-Code Changes, 3. Washington State Energy Code Summary
Related files: 21-0215, 20-0935
Title
Approval of an Ordinance Adopting International Building Codes - First and Final Reading

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The Land Use and Environment Committee recommends approval of the ordinance to align with the State's adoption of the 2018 international building and property maintenance codes.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the Ordinance Adopting International Building Codes as recommended by the Land Use and Environment Committee on first and final reading.

Report
Issue:
Whether to adopt the 2018 Washington State Building Codes and local amendments to the Building Code as contained in the proposed changes to Olympia Municipal Code Chapters 16.04, 16.05, 16.06, 16.24, 16.32, 16.36, 16.44 and 16.70.

Staff Contact:
Larry Merrell, Building Official, Community Planning and Development, 360.753.8486
Kevin Bossard, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal, 360.709.2719

Presenter(s):
None. Consent agenda item.

Background and Analysis:
On November 19, 2020, the Land Use and Environment Committee received a briefing on several proposed amendments to building codes. The Committee voted to recommend approval of the building codes as adopted by the State.

Every three years, the construction code writing organizations update their respective technical and administrative codes. Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Section 19.27 requires that cities within the State of Washington adopt certain Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fire, Energy and Electrical Codes as required by the Washington State Building Codes Council (SBCC). The 2018 State Referenced Codes have been adopted and published by the SBCC to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on February 1, 2021. City staff recommends adoption of these codes by the attached ordinance, which would amend Olympia Municipal Code Chapters 16.04, 16.05, 16.06, 16.24, 16.32, 16.36, 16.44 and 16.70. Provisions within the ordinance that are local amendments, as described below, would take effect upon adoption of the or...

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