Code Update Training

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 on February 14, 2022. To learn more about these upcoming changes, schedule a training with the knowledgeable staff of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center today!

Modules Available

Available Oct. 1

PA UCC Residential Code Update: Part 1 (1 hr)

This session will review implications of transitioning to the 2018 ICC base codes, discuss PA legislative and RAC amendments, and dive into some highlights of the new code provisions for residential construction. 

PA UCC Residential Code Update: Part 2 (1 hr)

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.

Available Oct. 15

Adapting Stucco & Stone Assemblies to Changing Codes (1 hr)

With Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code (UCC) updating to the 2018 ICC base codes in early 2022, one of the critical changes that building professionals will need to consider involves stucco and stone wall assemblies. During the UCC code adoption process, provisions impacting stucco and stone were adopted based on language out of the 2021 International Residential Code. This session will dive into the changes that will have a significant impact on the design and installation of exterior plaster assemblies.

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

One of the core aspects of any high-performance building is the ability to control air infiltration through the building enclosure. As the PA UCC 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.

Available Nov. 1

2021 PA Alternative Residential Energy Provisions Update (1 hr)

The PA UCC RAC completed the review of the 2018 ICC 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 (PA Alt). The PA Alt was 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.

 

Schedule a Training Session

To learn more about these upcoming changes, schedule a training session with the knowledgeable staff of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center today! Training sessions can be held in person at your location or via Zoom. Due to overwhelming requests for training, groups of 10 or less may be asked to consolidate with another group or to start with scheduled webinars.

Complete the form, Schedule a Code Update Training Session. Email it to Tracy Dorman, tsd5@psu.edu, and she will work with you to set up a training event.

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Schedule a Training Session

Complete the form, Schedule a Code Update Training Session. Email it to Tracy Dorman, tsd5@psu.edu, and she will work with you to set up a training event.

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The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304

E-mail: phrc@psu.edu