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UCC Review and Advisory Council

The Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council was established by the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act (PCCA). The 21-member Council, with appointments made by the Governor and the General Assembly, represent various sectors of industry that participate in building or building component design, construction, and building code enforcement and represent local government. The Council is charged with making recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly and Labor & Industry regarding proposed changes to the PCCA. The Council is also charged with reviewing the most recent triennial building code updates published by the International Code Council (ICC). The PCCA requires the Council to submit a report to Labor & Industry’s Secretary, within a prescribed timeline, specifying the updates that are to adopted as part of Pennsylvania’s 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)

According to Act 36 of 2017 the Council will begin its re-review of the 2015 ICC codes prior to November 24, 2017. The Council must provide its report on adopted updates to Labor & Industry’s Secretary by May 1, 2018. Labor & Industry is required to promulgate regulations based on this report that must be in effect by October 1, 2018.

Meetings and Agenda Topics:

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

Meetings for the Council will be held at 10 a.m. in room E-100 at the Labor & Industry Building, 651 Boas Street, Harrisburg, PA 17121 for the following dates:

November 20, 2017 CANCELLED
December 13, 2017
January 24, 2018
February 13, 2018 (public hearing on code updates)
March 6, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 3, 2018
April 17, 2018

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 ra-uccrac@pa.gov or mailed to:

Director
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, 2018
 
Architect: Joseph Lavalle
Mechanical Engineer: John E. Kampmeyer
Manufactured Housing: Craig Glotfelty
Building Code Official: Edward Fegley
Commercial Contractor: Karen Masino
Residential Contractor: Larry Mellott
3rd Class City Elected Official: Monda Williams
Modular Housing: David E. Nice
Structural Engineer: Dr. Walter Schneider, III
Borough Elected Official: Mayor Tim Scott
1st Class City Official: Bobby Henon
Licensed Mechanical Engineer (HVAC Systems): E. Mitchell Swann
 
Term Runs through June 30, 2019
 
UCC Residential Building Inspector: Matthew Wojaczyk
UCC Building Inspector/Plans Examiner: Thomas F. McCosby
Residential General Contractor: Jonathan Sukonik
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