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Building code professionals can receive industry specific continuing education at PENNBOC’s annual conference & trade show. The 2023 Conference and Trade Show will be held on September 20-22, 2023, at the EISENHOWER HOTEL & CONFERNCE CENTER, GETTYSBURG, PA.

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Latest News

In Memory of Jeff Frazier

It is with sadness that I relay to you the news of Jeff Frazier’s passing this past Thursday, December 29, 2022.  Jeff was currently serving on PENNBOC’s board of directors as a representative from Region 6 (western Pennsylvania).  He served the residents of...

Act 123 of 2022, Alternate refrigerant exemption from UCC

On November 3, 2022, PA Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 123 of 2022 into law (formerly known as SB2079) amending Section 901 of the PA Construction Code Act (Act 45 of 1999). The PA Construction Code Act (PCCA) has been amended to allow the air conditioning, heating, and...

LPG Permitting & Inspecting Policy

Recently, an internal policy clarification at PA Department of Labor & Industry was released to the general building code community. The policy clarifies that "the Department expects building code officials to permit, inspect, and regulate as needed all aspects of...

PA Commonwealth Court Enjoins Enforcement of 2021 Accessibility Standards

On October 26, 2022, the PA Commonwealth Court granted an application from the Pennsylvania Builders Association for a declaratory judgement permanently enjoining the enforcement of the 2021 Accessibility provisions.  Specifically, the “…Court declares Section...

NOW AVAILABLE! ICC’s 2022 Changes to the PA UCC Book

Gain full access to the 2022 updates to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and key insights into the implications of these changes. This full-color publication compiles all 2022 UCC changes to the base International Codes and presents them in an...

2022 John Eby Excellence in Leadership Award

In 2022, PENNBOC created a new award to recognize superior leadership contributions by a code official to the organization and to the profession. The award is named after long-time PENNBOC member & leader, John Eby (Region 5). The Excellence in Leadership Award is...

2022 Pat Campanella “Code Official of the Year” Award

During the 2022 Annual Membership Meeting held September 21, 2022, in Bethlehem, PA, James Lucas was recognized as PENNBOC's 2022 Pat Campanella "Code Official of the Year." Please see the nominating letter below. PENNBOC President Walter Schneider (l) presenting...

PENNBOC Annual Meeting Notice

PENNBOC will be holding its annual general membership meeting at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  This meeting is being held in conjunction with PENNBOC's annual conference & trade show.  Visit...

Upcoming Events

PENNBOC REGION 1 TRAINING (3/9/23): Hoover Treated Wood Products

PENNBOC REGION 1 TRAINING COURSE Topic: Hoover Treated Wood Products Description:  Fire-Retardant Treated Wood in the IBC and the Use of Wood in Construction.  This program is an in-depth discussion of fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW) characteristics and...

PENNBOC REGION 6 TRAINING (2/2/23): Property Maintenance and Housing Fundamentals

PENNBOC REGION 6 TRAINING COURSE Topic: Property Maintenance and Housing Fundamentals Brought to you by:Pennsylvania Building Officials Conference, Region 6 (Western Pennsylvania)Goehring, Rutter & BoehmHampton Township Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023...

Job Opportunities

Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner, Reading

JOB VACANCY # JV 2022-70 Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner THE POSITION OF:                        Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner...

Zoning & Codes Administrator, Lower Allen Township

Lower Allen Township is seeking a full-time Zoning & Codes Administrator with a minimum of three years of experience to join the Community & Economic Development Department. This position performs complex and routine work associated with the administration and...

Electrical Construction Manager, Pittsburgh

Allegheny City Electric Inc. is seeking an Electrical Construction Manager for work in Pittsburgh and surrounding counties. Full time electrical construction manager, for 40-year-old firm that performs work for municipalities, city of Pittsburgh, school districts,...

Commercial Code Official, City of Lancaster

The City of Lancaster is seeking a motivated Commercial Code Official to join its team of professionals. This is an excellent opportunity to become a key member of our highly qualified, collaborative, and motivated team of professionals. You’ll have a full complement...

BUILDING CODE OFFICIAL, City of York

Position Summary This position serves as the Building Code Official for the Department of Community Development for the City of York. The City’s Building Code Official position requires knowledge of construction, the construction industry and the construction...

Codes/ Zoning / Planning Official, Borough of Emmaus

The Borough of Emmaus is accepting applications for the full-time position of Code Enforcement / Zoning / Planning Official. The position is responsible for the enforcement of State and Local Codes, issuance of licenses and permits, physical inspections of properties,...

Code Enforcement Officer, North Whitehall Township

An exempt full time hourly employee under the supervision of the Director of Community Development; responsible for responding to citizen questions and complaints about zoning and/or property maintenance which relates to North Whitehall Township Ordinances.  The...

Receptionist/Office Assistant, North Whitehall Township

Receptionist/Office Assistant A non-exempt full time hourly employee under the supervision of the Township Manager; responsible for performing office clerical duties to support the functions of township business. This position is responsible for receiving office...