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File #: 21-0215    Version: 1
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/22/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Amending Adoption of the 2018 International Building Codes Related to Residential Fire Sprinkler Location - First and Final Reading
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
Related files: 21-0117
Title
Approval of an Ordinance Amending Adoption of the 2018 International Building Codes Related to Residential Fire Sprinkler Location - First and Final Reading

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The Land Use and Environment Committee recommended approval of an 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 Amending Adoption of 2018 International Building Codes related to residential fire sprinkler location on first and final reading.

Report
Issue:
Whether to adopt the proposed ordinance amending the City Council's adoption of the 2018 Washington State Building Codes and local amendments on February 2, 2021 (Ordinance No. 7271). The amendments relate to adoption of residential fire sprinkler regulations and applicable exemptions.

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 Calendar Item

Background and Analysis:
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 and took effect at 12:01 a.m. on February 1, 2021.

The building codes are for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for the protection of life, environment and property through the construction, alteration, removal, demolition, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of buildings and structures.

These codes also cover the installation, repair, replacement or alteration of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems ...

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