PHRC Webinars

2015 UCC Residential Code Update for Pennsylvania

5/24/2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Chris Hine


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There were close to 2000 amendments to the 2012 ICC family of codes, which, together with the existing 2012 code, made up the new 2015 ICC family of codes. The Pennsylvania Review and Advisory Council reviewed those amendments and a total of 16 revisions were accepted. As it currently stands, these revisions have been added to the UCC and currently adopted 2009 I-Codes. They are currently Pennsylvania law through the UCC and are now enforceable. This webinar will discuss the revisions directly related to the IRC and IECC codes. We will review the current requirements, the history of the amendment and the new provision and in some cases, go into detail on how this could potentially effect current construction detailing and practices.

Learning Objectives

1. Review and understand what changes will be added to the currently adopted 2009 IRC and how they will used for residential inspections and construction.

2. Review and understand the role of the Review and Advisory Council in regards to the code adoption process.

3. Understand how to incorporate the new 2015 provisions into the existing 2009 provisions and how to reference them into the existing building codes.

4. Learn how to properly design and inspect residential structures with the newly adopted provisions along with reviewing new methods of construction that will improve the safety of the occupants.


Free to Attend; $20 for Continuing Education Credit certificate

Credit Hours

1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW Hour

Tags: Pennsylvania Policies and Legislation



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