Code Announcement for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

June 14, 2018

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Code Announcement for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


For those members working in Pennsylvania, the AIA New Jersey Codes and Regulations Committee Chairman, Robert Longo, AIA, recommends that you please note:

The Commonwealth has adopted the 2018 IBC effective October 1, 2018. There will be state amendments.

from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Pennsylvania’s building codes will be updated this year for the first time in nearly a decade, after a state review board adopted a suite of changes to modernize standards for constructing homes and commercial buildings.

The changes will apply to things such as fire safety, insulation and building materials in new construction and major renovations. They are expected to make new homes about 25 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 2009 standards.

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