Pennsylvania Leaders Make Decision on Proposed Code Changes

Pennsylvania to keep 2008 NEC for next three years.

According to a recent Code Alert from NEMA, the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council met in late May in Harrisburg, Pa. The council is charged with making recommendations to the governor, the General Assembly and the Department of Labor & Industry regarding proposed changes to Act 45, the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act.

The Council voted not to accept the changes in the 2015 I-Codes and also not to accept the referenced 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC). With more than 1,900 changes, the council voted to accept only 16 items in the 2015 ICC group of Codes, which serves as a Model Code for the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC). These recommendations will keep the foundation of the UCC based on the 2009 I-Codes and the 2008 NEC for the next three years.

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