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UCC Review & Advisory Council

Public comment periord for RAC 2015 ICC Code Re-Review is currently open

On December 13, 2017, the RAC voted to review "additional sections" along with re-reviewing all changes that occurred from the 2012 to the 2015 codes. In effect, the RAC will be reviewing the 2015 codes in its entirety.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments for RAC consideration during the public comment period running from January 12-February 11, 2018 and can do so by utilizing the 2015 ICC Code Re-Review Public Comment Form. Please be sure to provide the specific I-code and code section being addressed by each comment, along with detailed supporting information. Each comment must relate to a single section (including subsections and/or referenced tables).

About the UCC Review & Advisory Council

The Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council was established by the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act (PCCA). The Council consists of 21 members, with appointments made by the Governor and the General Assembly. The members represent industry sectors that participate in the various aspects relating to building - including building component design, construction, building code enforcement and local government representation. 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.

Council Meetings

Future meeting dates can be found below and agenda topics will be added once available, usually 1-2 weeks prior to the meeting date. Council meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in room E-100 at the Labor & Industry Building at 651 Boas Street, Harrisburg, PA 17121

  • January 24, 2018
  • February 13, 2018 (public hearing on code updates)
  • March 6, 2018
  • March 20, 2018
  • April 3, 2018
  • April 17, 2018

Public input is encouraged and the general public (individual citizens, trade and other associations, etc.) may request the Council to address a particular subject or issue related to the PA Uniform Construction Code as long as it is within the purview of the Council. This can be done by contacting the Council at the addresses listed below or by attending a scheduled meeting of the Council.

Prior Meeting Minutes:

Are available for review below, sorted by meeting date.

Council Members

Term Runs through June 30, 2018

  • Building Code Official: Edward Fegley
  • Modular Housing: David E. Nice
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Walter Schneider III
  • Licensed Mechanical Engineer (HVAC Systems): E. Mitchell Swann
  • Manufactured Housing: Craig Glotfelty
  • Residential Contractor: Larry Mellott
  • Borough Elected Official: Tim Scott
  • UCC Fire Inspector: William Yeagley
  • 1st Class City Official: Bobby Henon
  • Mechanical Engineer: John Kampmeyer

Term Runs through June 30, 2019

  • Architect: Charles Coltharp
  • Township Elected Official: Joseph Lavalle
  • Licensed Electrical Engineer: Kevin Maynard
  • Licensed Architect (Commercial Design/Construction): Maureen Guttman
  • UCC Building Inspector/Plans Examiner: Thomas F. McCosby
  • UCC Residential Building Inspector: Matthew Wojaczyk

Term Runs through June 30, 2020

  • General Contractor Residential: Daniel Corbet
  • Commercial Building Owner: Richard Madzar
  • General Contractor Non-residential: Marty Marra
  • Trades Representative: Karen Masino
  • 3rd Class City Elected Official: Monda Williams

Contact the Council

Requests for the Council 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

Please Note: Any e-mail sent to the address listed above must relate to Council business. Any 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, visit The Office of Open Records.