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Altered States – How Do Seattle Codes Impact Your Alteration Projects?

This session will examine the codes and regulations that apply to renovation and remodeling projects. Session topics will include rules governing alterations to conditions such as egress; fire separations; structural, mechanical and lighting systems; and more. The Seattle code “substantial alterations” concept will be reviewed in depth.

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Registration Close Date: June 22, 2015


  • Be able to apply accessibility provisions to existing buildings.
  • Be able to identify the special obligations involved with “substantial alterations” projects.
  • Be able to design for compliance with the energy code requirements for upgrades to impacted systems.
  • Be able to identify instances in which the code is flexible and approaches to gaining approval for proposed flexibility.


June 24, 2015, 12:30-5:00 pm at Seattle City Hall
Download the Beyond Codes Program for Session 2.

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Includes afternoon beverages and snacks

$95 for AIA Members and government employees
$55 for AIA Associates
$35 for Students
$195 for Non-Members

Did you attend Session 1? If so you can receive 10% off registration! Please check your previous registration emails or email AV Goodsell.


Explore full Speaker Bios. All speakers subject to change.

Lynn Goto, AIA, Senior Building Plans Examiner, Department of Planning & Development, City of Seattle

Duane Jonlin, AIA, Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor with Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development

Steve Pfeiffer, Engineering & Technical Codes Manager, Department of Planning & Development, City of Seattle

Rick Lupton, Engineering & Technical Codes Manager, Department of Planning & Development, City of Seattle


Special thanks to the sponsors of the 2015 Beyond Codes series:

Coughlin Porter Lundeen  |  Degenkolb Engineers  |  FSi Consulting Engineers  |  Interface Engineering 

Code Knowledge Community

Special thanks to the Code Knowledge Community on planning this series of sessions!

Program Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Program Manager AV Goodsell.

Registration and Credit Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Membership Manager May Ruiz.


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June 24, 2015
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Price
$55 - $195
Class Credit
4 CEHs / 4 HSWs


Seattle City Hall – Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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