Code Training Update – 2018 Codes in PA

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Modules that will be covered:

PA UCC Residential Code Update (2hr)

Adapting to Tighter Enclosures through Scopes of Work (1hr)

PA 2021 Alternative Residential Energy Provisions Update (1hr) Download a REGISTRATION FORM

$100 per member

$150 per non-member

2018 Soft Cover IRC Code Book $ 120 ea.  

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What Will be Covered at the November 18, 2021 Training Session

  • PA UCC Residential Code Update: Part 1

In accordance with the requirements of Act 45 of 1999 as amended, the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Review and Advisory Council (RAC) completed the review of the 2018 I-Codes on April 29, 2021. The code provisions that were adopted during this process will take effect in the first quarter of 2022 with the official effective date to be confirmed. This session will review implications of transitioning to 2018 ICC base codes, discuss PA legislative and RAC amendments, and dive into some highlights of the new code provisions for residential construction. MODULE #2 TITLE: PA UCC Residential Code Update: Part 2 DATE AVAILABLE: October 1, 2021 DESCRIPTION: In accordance with the requirements of Act 45 of 1999 as amended, the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Review and Advisory Council (RAC) completed the review of the 2018 I-Codes on April 29, 2021. The code provisions that were adopted during this process will take effect in the first quarter of 2022 with the official effective date to be confirmed. This session will build on Part 1 by providing an overview of the most substantial changes between the 2015 and 2018 ICC base codes for residential construction

  • PA UCC Residential Code Update: Part 2

In accordance with the requirements of Act 45 of 1999 as amended, the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Review and Advisory Council (RAC) completed the review of the 2018 I-Codes on April 29, 2021. The code provisions that were adopted during this process will take effect in the first quarter of 2022 with the official effective date to be confirmed. This session will build on Part 1 by providing an overview of the most substantial changes between the 2015 and 2018 ICC base codes for residential construction.

  • Adapting to Tighter Enclosures through Scopes of Work

One of the core aspects of any high-performance building is the ability to control air infiltration through the building enclosure. As Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code updates to the 2018 ICC codes, the main airtightness requirement will shift from a blower door result of 5 ACH50 down to 3 ACH50. What will it take for the residential construction industry to adapt to this change? This session will focus on the execution and installation of air sealing details around the building enclosure. Often, the keys to success involve properly designed details and material specifications, thus utilizing a well-crafted air sealing scope of work for subcontractors.

  • 2021 PA Alternative Residential Energy Provisions Update

The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Review and Advisory Council (RAC) completed the review of the 2018 I-Codes on April 29, 2021. The code provisions that were adopted during this process will take effect in the first quarter of 2022. These changes trigger an update of the PA Alternative Residential Energy Provisions. The Pennsylvania Alternative Residential Energy Provisions were developed with the intent of being: simpler to build and easier to enforce; more rational and flexible; focused on Pennsylvania in terms of climatic and other conditions; and, equivalent to the provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) in terms of energy efficiency. This session will dig into the updated version of this standard.