Third-Party Agency Bill Advances to PA Senate

On April 8, 2019, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved HB 349 by a vote of 114-84.  The legislation seeks to amend the PA Construction Code Act (PCCA) to require that municipalities, which opt to enforce the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) by utilizing third-party agencies, have at least two or more of them under contract for UCC administration.  The bill will no go to the Senate for consideration.  For more info on HB 349, click here.  To view how your state representative voted, click here.

2018 Accessibility Codes Adoption in PA

On May 16, 2019, Pennsylvania’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) will be reviewing the Final-Omitted regulations that update the UCC by adopting Chapter 11 and Appendix E of the 2018 IBC as well as other accessibilty provisions in the IPC, IEBC, & ISPSC.  The PCCA requires the Department of Labor & Industry to adopt, in the year of its issuance, the accessibility provisions of the most recently published edition of the ICC codes and any other accessibility requirements without change. The changes will take effect upon publication in the PA Bulletin.  For more info, click here.

May is Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety.  Use the International Code Council’s campaign toolkit to connect with your local community; show your municipality’s support of Building Safety Month by signing a proclamation; and, access other promotional materials.  For more info, click here.