PHRC Webinars

PA Residential Code Update Overview [Archive]

8/14/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Christopher Hine (PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


On May 1, 2018, the PA Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) Review and Advisory Council (RAC) submitted their report 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 provisions will take effect on October 1, 2018. Transitioning from the base 2009 codes to the 2015 versions means there will be a significant amount of changes in the enforceable code. While some of these changes are mostly administrative, some of them may warrant changes in building practices and design techniques and will have an impact on home performance, occupant safety, and affordability.

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide an overview of the upcoming changes to the PA Uniform Construction Code and their impact throughout the Commonwealth of PA.
  2. Describe the sources of residential codes, including ICC I-Codes and UCC amendments, in order to make attendees aware of the nature of these codes changes.
  3. Discuss the amendments made to 2015 code provisions and the potential impact they will have on home performance, occupant safety, and affordability.
  4. Dig deeper into a handful of significant changes that will change the methods used for designing and building new homes in PA.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit in live webinar

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Pennsylvania Policies and Legislation



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