PA Building Codes Update Seminar – PHRC

Pennsylvania Building Code Update:

On October 1, 2018, Pennsylvania will be enforcing the majority of the 2015 International Code Council (ICC) Model Codes. Transitioning from the base 2009 codes to the 2015 versions means there will be a significant amount of   changes in the enforceable code updates. While some updates are mostly administrative, some of them may warrant changes in building practices and design techniques


Presented by the PA Housing Research Center
101: Code Update Overview
Topics to be discussed during this session include: upcoming changes to the PA UCC; which code provisions will be    enforceable on October 1, 2018; overview of the code previsions amended as part of the RAC review process; and where to go for more information.

This overview is necessitated by the PA Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Review and Advisory Council’s (RAC) report submitted on May 1, 2018 to the Department of Labor and Industry adopting the majority of code provisions  contained in the 2015 International Code Council (ICC) Model Codes. These new code updates will take effect on  October 1, 2018.

102: Highlights of the 2015 IRC
This session will present some of the major code updates coming to Pennsylvania including: air tightness requirements and blower door testing, mechanical ventilation, framing requirements with decks, and more.