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PA Residential Building Code Update Lunch and Learn
January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST$40.00
ALL new residential construction and all additions or structural alterations to existing residential structures must comply with updated provisions in the PA Uniform Construction Code as of October of last year. The Review and Advisory Council recommended last Spring that the Commonwealth adopt the 2015 Internal Code Council (ICC) Model Codes, with a few notable exceptions. The resulting adopted IRC requirements step up the energy efficiency requirements for residential buildings by 27% over the previously observed 2009 code. Builders can tackle the new requirements through design, construction and performance tactics, and will need to consider building envelope and duct system performance along with the efficiency of mechanical equipment. The code includes stricter air tightness requirements and blower door testing. The duct sealing & testing standards also have gotten much stricter, and will require modifications in design and practice to meet these new standards. Join us for a quick overview of the key changes and what you must do to comply with the new code.