PHRC Webinars

PA UCC Residential Code Update: Part 2

10/12/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Instructor: Christopher Hine (Residential Design & Construction Specialist, PHRC)


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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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the most efficient ways to find out which code provisions have changed between the 2015 and 2018 ICC codes, including available ICC resources.
  2. Discuss and highlight some of the most substantial and noteworthy code provision changes that will impact design, cost, and occupant safety.
  3. Dive deeper into various code changes that will more substantially impact residential construction, including increased building envelope airtightness requirements.
  4. Understand available resources to further study best practices that may be impacted by code changes, specifically focusing on those that affect the building enclosure.


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

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 PA L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PA 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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