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NAIOPWA Responds to COVID-19: Advocating on Behalf of 1,000+ Members

NAIOPWA continues to be on the frontlines of CRE advocacy efforts, even while COVID-19 brings about unprecedented change to our community. As the current public health crisis transforms our industry, NAIOPWA remains committed to our proactive government outreach efforts. We will continue to support our members through advocacy during this crucial time of uncertainty.

Construction Code Updates

2018 Seattle Construction Code Adoption Delayed Until 2021

Due to many factors, including the impacts of the COVID-19, the 2018 Washington State Construction Codes effective date has been delayed. SDCI will be aligning the effective date of their 2018 code versions with the State’s current effective date of February 1, 2021.

COVID Guidelines Updates

NAIOP Seeks Expanded Guidance on Inslee EO; Memorandum from Governor on Mortgages Released

In response to Governor Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Order, NAIOP Washington has called for expansions to construction guidance to include private-sector residential and commercial construction. Read More

Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order: Construction Guidance Clarification Release

NAIOP, along with AGC, requested clarification on the Governors recent “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order as it relates to construction activities. The newly released Construction Guidance Memo is online.  The exception to the order allows for construction in the following limited circumstances:

  • Construction related to essential activities as described in the order;
  • To further a public purpose related to a public entity or governmental function or facility, including but not limited to publicly financed low-income housing; or
  • To prevent spoliation and avoid damage or unsafe conditions, and address emergency repairs at both non-essential businesses and residential structures.

You can review the critical workers list here.  We will have an opportunity to revisit the scope of the Order in 7-8 days based upon the metrics the state is using to determine if progress in addressing the outbreak is being made.  The metric includes a review of infection rates, hospitalization rates, and traffic indicators. 

Read more on our blog and please share the information widely.