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UCC Review and Advisory Council

The Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council was established by Act 106 of 2008. Appointed by the governor, the 19-member council is drawn from various construction industry trades and professions and local government. The council is charged with making recommendations to the governor, the General Assembly and the Department of Labor & Industry regarding proposed changes to Act 45, the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, and reviewing the latest triennial code revisions issued by the International Code Council contained in the International Codes enforceable under the Uniform Construction Code. The council is required to submit a report to the secretary of Labor & Industry within 12 months following publication of the latest triennial codes specifying each code revision that is to be adopted as part of the Uniform Construction Code.

The council is required to review the applicable triennial code revisions to the following International Codes adopted as the Uniform Construction Code:

  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • International Fire Code (IFC)
  • International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities (ICCPC)
  • International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC)
  • International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (IWUIC)

The UCC RAC reviewed the 2015 triennial revisions to the ICC and submitted its adopted revisions to the Secretary of Labor & Industry on May 29, 2015. The RAC also submitted a clarification to its adoptions to the Secretary on June 17, 2015. The Department promulgated regulations based on the RAC’s code adoptions. These regulations went into effect on Dec. 31, 2015.

Meetings and Agenda Topics:

The Council has established the following future meeting dates and agenda topics.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Meeting
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Labor & Industry Building
Room E-100
651 Boas St.
Harrisburg, PA 17121
Meeting Minutes:

Sept. 14, 2016
March 31, 2016
May 20, 2015
April 22, 2015
March 11, 2015
Feb. 11, 2015
Jan. 14, 2015
Dec. 10, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
Oct. 22, 2014

Public Input:

The general public (individual citizens, trade and other associations, etc.) may request the Council address a particular subject or issue related to the PA Uniform Construction Code that is within the purview of the Council by contacting the Council at the addresses listed below or by attending a scheduled meeting of the Council.

Contact the Council

Requests may be e-mailed to or mailed to:

Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
PA Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street, Room 1613
Harrisburg, PA 17121

Any e-mail sent to the address listed above must relate to Council business. All other UCC questions and issues should be directed to the Department by calling 717-787-3806 and selecting option 1. For information and to request public records relating to the Council, click here.

UCC Review and Advisory Council Members
Term Runs through June 30, 2015
UCC Residential Building Inspector: R. Clem Malot
UCC Building Inspector/UCC Plans Examiner: Thomas F. McCosby
Residential general contractor: Stephen Black
Term Runs through June 30, 2016
Architect: Joseph Lavalle
Mechanical Engineer: John E. Kampmeyer
Manufactured Housing: Craig Glotfelty
Building Code Official: Edward Fegley
Contractor: David Rush
Residential Contractor: Nathan Schaffer
3rd Class City Elected Official: Kathleen McCormick
Modular Housing: David E. Nice
Structural Engineer: Dr. Walter Schneider, III
Borough Elected Official: Mayor Tim Scott
1st Class City Official: Bobby Henon
Term Runs through June 30, 2017
UCC Fire Inspector: The Honorable Timothy J. Solobay
Township Elected Official: Michael Schubert
Licensed Architect (Commercial Design/Construction): Maureen Guttman
Licensed Electrical Engineer: Kevin Maynard
Licensed Mechanical Engineer (HVAC Systems): E. Mitchell Swann