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Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

The Seattle Builders Council addresses land use, codes, and other regulatory issues that occur within the city of Seattle. Members are invited to participate in roundtable discussions on local issues affecting day-to-day business and stay in the know with weekly newsletters.

Contact a staff liaison below to subscribe to our builder council newsletters or get help with an issue in your jurisdiction.

Staff Liaison

Aliesha Ruiz
425.460.8204
Seattle Government Affairs Manager

sbc@mbaks.com

Council Leadership

Roque Deherrera
Grow Seattle LLC
2021 SBC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Thursday
Aug 5

Seattle Builders Council Reception *Cancelled*

Hear from local experts on issues affecting Seattle homebuilding, together and safely in person.
Thursday
Aug 19

Crab Feed & Elected Officials Reception

Enjoy the bounty of the Salish Sea and chat with area elected officials. Presented by AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet.
Wednesday
Sep 1

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Sep 2

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

Break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.

Thursday
Sep 9

Residential Builders Council (RBC)

Build better, build smarter.
Wednesday
Oct 6

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.

Jurisdictions

Need help with an issue in one of the following jurisdictions, utilities, or departments? We want to work with you. Contact a Seattle staff liaison today.

 

Local Issue Updates

See what we've done recently on issues impacting the building industry in the city of Seattle.


  • Final 2021 Seattle Stormwater Code and Manual Posted on the SDCI Stormwater Code Website

    Posted on Jun 25, 2021 in:
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • SBC
    • Advocacy
    The final 2021 Seattle Stormwater Code and Manual and the associated Seattle Public Utilities Public Drainage System Requirements Director’s Rule are now posted to SDCI's Stormwater Code page.
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  • Lumber Prices Are Through the Roof. Why?

    Posted on May 7, 2021 in:
    • RBC
    • DBIC
    • SBC
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry News
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The cost of lumber is up a staggering 280%. The cost of housing has increased significantly: constructing just one single-family home is now nearly $36,000 more expensive because of skyrocketing lumber prices. A variety of market conditions and consumer choices are driving shortages and increasing prices. This is on top of already higher lumber prices due to tariffs on Canadian lumber imports implemented in 2017.
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