The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) regulates the codes and standards of building projects in the Commonwealth.
What is the purpose of the Pennsylvania construction code Act?
Establishing a uniform construction code; imposing powers and duties on municipalities and the Department of Labor and Industry; providing for enforcement; imposing penalties; and making repeals. Section 101.
What is the Pennsylvania construction code Act or PA Act No 45 of 1999?
The Pennsylvania Construction Code Act (Act 45 of 1999) established the basic requirements for the Uniform Construction Code. It has been altered thirteen times since becoming law by: Act 43 of 2001: An act establishing electrical exemption (for residential construction based on religious beliefs).
How long have building codes been around?
In fact, the development of today's codes dates back almost 4000 years. In that time, the focus has always been on making buildings safe and sanitary for their occupants.
Who enforces building codes in Pennsylvania?
Zoning, planning & developmentThe Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) enforces the City's codes for the safe and lawful construction and use of buildings. There is a list of applicable codes on L&I's website.
What code does the Pennsylvania construction code draw from?
For the municipalities who have elected to follow the UCC, the codes for which a construction permit is sought on, or after February 14, 2022, are the 2018 International Codes issued by the International Code Council (ICC) and the provisions amended by the UCC Review & Advisory Council (RAC).