Industry News

COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

The guidance environment on construction activities -- as well as many other aspects of operating in the COVID-19 "new normal" -- is fluid and subject to frequent change. Be sure you check the construction guidelines and the associated FAQs frequently for possible...

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COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

COVID-19 Update (4/29/20)

Below, please find information that PENNBOC is sharing with its membership, including: Construction Guidance Questions; and, COVID-19 Workplace Safety Questions CONSTRUCTION GUIDANCE QUESTIONS Beginning May 1, 2020, all businesses in the construction industry in the...

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COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

COVID-19 Update (4/24/20)

Below, please find information that PENNBOC is sharing with its membership, including: Construction Start Date Moved Up & Guidance Issued; PENNBOC Seeks Your Input; COVID-19 PPE Supplies Directory; 3-Phase Plan to Reopen State Unveiled CONSTRUCTION START DATE...

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COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

COVID-19 Update (4/22/20)

Below, please find information that PENNBOC is sharing with its membership, including: Construction Activities with Strict Guidelines Resumes May 8th; Resources to Get Your Work Site Ready; Legislative Vetoed & Legislation Signed by Governor CONSTRUCTION WITH...

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COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

COVID-19 Update (4/16/20)

Below, please find information that PENNBOC is sharing with its membership, including: New Public Health Measures for Businesses; Legislative Effort to Re-open Segments of PA Economy; Northeast States Extending Business Shut-down to May 15th NEW PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES...

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COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

COVID-19 Update (4/15/20)

Below, please find information that PENNBOC is sharing with its membership, including: Business Operation Modifications & the Building Code; PA DOS's Limited Guidance Document for Appraiser, Notaries, Title Companies, and Home Inspectors; Free COVID-19-Related...

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COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

COVID-19 Updated (4/2/20)

Below, please find information that PENNBOC is sharing with its membership, including: Updated List of "Life Sustaining" Businesses, DCED's Updated FAQs, Waiver Deadline, BIOS List of Suspensions Additionally, DCED has assembled an extensive list of resources, news,...

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COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

COVID-19 Update (3/23/20)

Below, please find some updated information on Pennsylvania's response to the COVID-19, including: Business Operations, L&I Information, Waivers, & Enforcement. BUSINESS OPERATIONS   On Thursday evening, Gov. Wolf announced that only businesses considered...

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COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

COVID-19 Message

As everyone is adjusting their lives in response to the COVID-19 virus, some PENNBOC members have inquired how best to handle their public function.  Many jurisdictions have already established local policies on how they will approach permitting and inspections;...

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2018 PA Code Changes Book

The 2018 Changes to the PA Uniform Construction Code publication is now available in a soft cover or PDF format! PENNBOC is proud to have been a part of the book's development and publication through the ICC. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry adopted...

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HUD CDBG Program

The PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development is currently in the process of developing Consolidated Plans for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to identify housing and community...

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Apply for a UCC Technical Advisory Cmte

Do you want to have a direct impact on the 2018 I-code adoption process in Pennsylvania?  Are you interested in participating on a UCC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)? The Department of Labor & Industry is accepting applications for appointment to a TAC.  And,...

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UCC News Items

2018 Accessibility Codes Adoption in PA On June 15, 2019, the new 2018 Accessibility Code provisions were officially published in the PA Bulletin by the PA Dept. of L&I thereby adopting Chapter 11 and Appendix E of the 2018 IBC as well as other accessibility...

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New Accessibility Codes Take Effect

On June 1, 2019, the PA Department of Labor & Industry published changes to the Uniform Construction Code approved by the IRRC in the PA Bulletin.  This regulatory change will revise the UCC by adopting updated accessibility provisions published by the...

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PA RAC Initiates Review of 2018 I-Codes

Pennsylvania's UCC Review & Advisory Council (RAC) has initiated its review of the 2018 I-codes for adoption in the Commonwealth.  The RAC is charged with reviewing the most recent triennial building code updates published by the ICC and reporting to the...

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