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UCC Review & Advisory Council

2018 ICC Code Review

The UCC Review and Advisory Council is currently reviewing the 2018 ICC Codes. The Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) are currently reviewing the public comments received and will submit their final reports to the council in July 2020.

The reports will be posted to this webpage for public comment during three public hearings. The dates and exact locations will be determined after the July 2020 final report is issued. Per statute, one hearing must be held in the eastern, western and central region of Pennsylvania.

About the UCC Review & Advisory Council

The Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Review and Advisory Council were 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 be adopted as part of Pennsylvania’s UCC.

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

  • 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)

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.

  • October 6, 2020
    Telephonic meeting
    • Time: 10:00 a. m.
    • Dial In number: 814-677-6330
    • Bridge: 3
    • Participant Pin: 8795
  • July 14, 2020 - Agenda
  • May 26, 2020 - Agenda
  • March 10, 2020 - Agenda
  • October 15, 2019 - Agenda
  • May 14, 2019 - Agenda
  • March 19, 2019 - Agenda
  • February 12, 2019 - Agenda
  • October 17, 2018 - Agenda
  • July 23, 2018- Agenda
  • April 17, 2018 - Agenda
  • April 3, 2018 - Agenda (revised)
  • March 20, 2018 - Agenda
  • March 6, 2018 - Agenda
  • February 13, 2018 (public hearing on code updates) - Agenda
  • January 24, 2018 - Agenda

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 UCC 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, 2020

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

Term Runs through June 30, 2021

  • 1st Class City Official: Elizabeth Baldwin
  • Building Code Official: Edward Fegley
  • Licensed Architect (Commercial Design/Construction): Maureen Guttman (Chair)
  • Licensed Mechanical Engineer (HVAC Systems): E. Mitchell Swann
  • UCC Residential Building Inspector: Matthew Wojaczyk (Vice-Chair)
  • UCC Building Inspector/Plans Examiner: William Coulson
  • Mechanical Engineer: John E. Kampmeyer
  • Modular Housing: Jerry Phelan
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Walter Schneider, III

Term Runs through June 30, 2022

  • Architect: Charles Coltharp
  • Borough Elected Official: Kevin Lott
  • Licensed Electrical Engineer: Kevin Maynard
  • Manufactured Housing: Craig Glotfelty
  • Residential Contractor: Larry Mellott
  • Township Elected Official: Joseph Lavalle
  • UCC Fire Inspector: William Yeagley

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 email 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.