PHRC Webinars

Key Changes in the 2012 IRC... and an overview of the UCC adoption Process

11/4/2011 1:00-2:00 PM


Mike Turns


Link to Webinar:


Act 1 of 2011 (HB377) modified the code adoption process such that no new provisions in the 2012 IRC (and other I-Codes) are automatically adopted. Instead, the UCC Review and Advisory Council (RAC) is to review all new 2012 code provisions and vote as to which new provisions will be adopted in Pennsylvania. The final public hearing to have your voice heard by the RAC is November 9 in Cranberry, Pa; however, interested parties may submit, in writing, their objections to or support for any new code provisions until December 31, 2011. The RAC will then meet between January 1 and July 31, 2012 to make their final decisions and file a report to the Department of Labor and Industry.

Learning Objectives

  • Constructability issues
  • Redesign likely or required
  • Cost of materials/labor (affordability)
  • Sufficient labor force of specialty contractors, sub-contractors and technicians


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours


Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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