8e. Memo

Resolution 3819 Washington State Building Codes

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                        Item No.          8e 
ACTION ITEM                            Date of Meeting      March 12, 2024 
DATE:     February 21, 2024 
TO:        Executive Director Stephen P. Metruck 
FROM:    Pat Lawler, Sr. Manager, Airport Building Department 
SUBJECT:  Adoption of Resolution No. XXXX to adopt the 2021 Building Codes, Amendments 
and Permit Fee Schedules. 

Amount of this request:                           $0.00 
Total estimated project cost:                       $0.00 

Request adoption of Resolution No. 3819: a Resolution of the Port Commission of the Port of
Seattle to adopt the 2021 editions of the International, Building, Mechanical, Fire, Energy
Conservation and Fuel Gas Codes, the 2021 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code, and the
editorial changes made to the State Building Code by the Washington State Legislature; and
repealing Resolution No. 3783, as amended. 
The building industry, contractors, designers, developers, and project managers depend on
statewide uniformity in the codes that impact their businesses. Current Projects at the Seattle
Tacoma International Airport, are built to the 2018 Washington State code. The adoption of
this resolution will update the code to the 2021 code implement by March 15, 2024. 
The State Building Code Council was created to advise the legislature on building code issues and
develop building codes used in the State of Washington. To develop the Washington State
Building Code (otherwise known as Chapter 19.27 RCW), the Council holds public hearings,
considers proposed state amendments,  and adopts the international model codes and
amendments. This process normally occurs on a three-year cycle. The three-year cycle assures
up-to-date performance for fire, health, and life safety codes. 
Diversity in Contracting 
N/A-No procurement proposed. 

Template revised September 22, 2016.

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Meeting Date: March 12, 2024 
Adoption of the following 2021 editions of the model codes enumerated in RCW 19.27 follows: 
International Building Code (IBC) with state amendments 
ICC/ANSI A117.1-17 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities with state amendments 
International Mechanical Code with state amendments 
International Fuel Gas Code with state amendments (noted in the IMC adoption) 
2020 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (NFPA 58) 
2021 National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54) (for LP Gas installations only) 
International Fire Code with state amendments 
Uniform Plumbing Code with state amendments 
International Energy Conservation Code with state amendments (WSEC) 
Scope of Work 
N/A-No procurement proposed. 
N/A-No procurement proposed. 
(1)   Draft Resolution 
January 26, 2021 - The Commission approved resolution 3783 
February 27, 2018 – The Commission approved Resolution No. 3745 
June 8, 2004 – The Commission approved Resolution No. 3527 
June 6, 2001 – The Commission approved Resolution No. 3454 
November 14, 2000 – The Commission approved Resolution No. 3445 
August 26, 1997 – The Commission approved Resolution No. 3251 
August 8, 1992 – The Commission approved Resolution No. 3119 

Template revised September 22, 2016; format updates October 19, 2016.


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