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Regulations and Standards

The construction, alteration and maintenance of all elevators in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are regulated by the Uniform Construction Code (UCC). The UCC consists of:
  • The UCC statute (Act 45 of 1999, as amended).
  • The regulations implementing this statute, 34 Pa Code, Chapters 401, 403 and 405.
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards adopted in the regulations at 405.2.
You may purchase copies of the ASME standards referenced in the regulation by visiting the ASME website ( or by calling ASME at 800-843-2763.