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Guidelines & Tip Sheets

These guidelines and construction tip sheets are the result of collaborative efforts of the participating jurisdictions.

 

Guidelines & Interpretations

 

Backflow Assembly
MBP Approved Fabricators Policy
IBC Statement of Special Inspections 
Deferred Submittals Guideline

2015 Residential Energy Code Prescriptive Checklist


2015 Tip Sheets
The following tip sheets reflect the 2015 Washington State Building Codes:

00. Permit Needed/Not Needed

01. Basic Stairs
02. Handrails
03. Guards
04. Residential Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms
05. Reserved -- Use 2012 Deck Tip Sheet (see Emergency Rule)
06. Garage Separation
07. Water Heaters
08. Reserved
09. Accessible Parking Spaces
10. Residential Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
11. Notching & Boring Rafters/Joists/Studs
13. Ramps and Landings
14. Accessibility and Door Clearance
17. Kitchens - Type A Unit
18. Kitchens - Type B Unit
19. Safety Glazing
22. Residential Attic HVAC Equipment
23. Window Fall Protection
24. Residential Solar Systems

 


2012 Tip Sheets
The following tip sheets reflect the 2012 Washington State Building Codes:

01. Basic Stairs
02. Handrails
03. Guards
04. Residential Smoke Alarms
05. Basic Decks
06. Garage Separation
07. Water Heaters
08. Accessible Restrooms
09. Accessible Parking Spaces
10. Residential Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
11. Notching & Boring Rafters/Joists/Studs
12. Fire Protection of Horizontal Venting
13. Ramps and Landings
14. Accessibility and Door Clearance
15. Bathrooms - Type A Unit
17. Kitchens - Type A Unit
18. Kitchens - Type B Unit
19. Safety Glazing
22. Residential Attic HVAC Equipment
23. Window and Glass Door Guards
24. Photo-Voltaic Solar Panels - Roof Mounted




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