As Seattle evolves, its building codes require constant review for effectiveness. The City of Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board reviews new editions of construction codes, code changes, and Director’s Rules and provides advisory recommendations to our building official and Seattle City Council about whether to adopt them. Board members also review building official decisions and provide advisory opinions as requested.
Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) is seeking volunteers to fill board openings for an electrical contractor, general contractor, commercial building owner or operator, and a developer and/or contractor on residential projects. Board members help the City evaluate construction codes to ensure that Seattle buildings stay safe, accessible, and sustainable.
Ideal candidates are professionals in the design, construction, and development fields who have proven skills and established careers. Applicants should have:
- Knowledge of, or interest in design, construction, building systems, building operation, and the development process
- The ability to evaluate and compare proposed code changes with adopted construction codes
- Basic knowledge of construction codes and their application in the built environment
- Skills to effectively communicate during public meetings and collaborate with board members
The City of Seattle encourages applicants from all backgrounds and those with diverse life experiences.
Board members should expect to work approximately 8 hours a month attending and preparing for board meetings, which are held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Board members are expected to attend at least 80 percent of the meetings and serve a three-year term with the possibility of reappointment.
If you are interested in helping us keep Seattle’s built environment safe by serving on the Construction Codes Advisory Board, you can submit an application through the City’s Boards and Commissions website. You can also email a copy of your application, letter of interest, and resume to Jenifer.firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to:
Technical Code Analyst
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
700 5th Avenue Suite 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019.
The deadline for submitting applications is March 11, 2019.
For more information on the Construction Codes Advisory Board (CCAB), visit the CCAB web page.