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UCC Review & Advisory Council

RAC 2015 Re-Review Report

UCC RAC 2015 Code Review Report

Official Record of 2015 I-Code Review (7-23-18)

RAC 2015 ICC Code Re-Review Process

On December 13, 2017, the RAC voted to review the 2015 code in its entirety. The public comment period has closed and the RAC is currently in the process of reviewing all public comment forms received. The Council will then provide its report on adopted updates to Labor & Industry’s Secretary by May 1, 2018. Based on this report, Labor & Industry will then promulgate regulations which must be in effect by October 1, 2018.

To view a directory of public comments received during the open review period please visit the RAC 2015 ICC Code Re-Review page.

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

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

  • 1st Class City Official: Bobby Henon
  • Building Code Official: Edward Fegley
  • Licensed Architect (Commercial Design/Construction): Maureen Guttman
  • Licensed Mechanical Engineer (HVAC Systems): E. Mitchell Swann
  • UCC Residential Building Inspector: Matthew Wojaczyk
  • UCC Building Inspector/Plans Examiner: Thomas F. McCosby
  • Mechanical Engineer: John E. Kampmeyer
  • Modular Housing: David E. Nice
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Walter Schneider, III

Term Runs through June 30, 2019

  • 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

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: 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.