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Inslee Extends “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order to May 4; Building and Energy Code Implementation Delayed Until Nov 1

Posted on Apr 3, 2020 in:
  • Industry Issues
  • Building Codes
  • Advocacy

Yesterday Governor Inslee extended his statewide “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order to May 4. Unfortunately, most homebuilding remains classified as a non-essential business. MBAKS continues to reach out to the governor’s office asking for further guidance to allow certain activities to permit nearly complete structures to finish and to safely bring more residential construction back online. We’re committed to making certain such activities can be conducted safely while protecting workers and our community from COVID-19.

Included in the order is a delayed implementation of the new state building and energy codes to November 1, 2020. MBAKS, BIAW, and others have been working towards a delay since the new codes were originally approved. This is good news for the homebuilding industry as these codes were otherwise set to go into effect on July 1, and now companies will have more time to prepare for these significant changes. View the Complete Text of the Order.

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