Category Archives: Code Updates

Code Changes

How it Works: Code Changes By setting minimum standards for design and construction, building codes protect public safety while establishing uniformity in construction methods and materials. Regulations governing building have existed in the United States since its inception, but they … Continue reading

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Fire-Resistant I-Joists

Weyerhaeuser – Flak Jacket I-Joists Upcoming changes to the International Residential Code (IRC) pertaining to the fire protection of floor assemblies could limit your ability to use I-joists for some flooring systems, unless you want to cover the bottom of … Continue reading

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Code Alert: New Jersey UCC

The New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board announced the proposed adoption to the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC). The Board reviewed and approved the proposed amendments to the 2011 NEC recommended by the Electrical Subcode Committee. The recommendation includes … Continue reading

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Code Alert: Pennsylvania UCC

At the January 18, 2012 meeting of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council (RAC) the Council voted to recommend to the Pennsylvania Legislature that a six year code adoption cycle be instituted under the Uniform Construction Code. … Continue reading

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The New International Green Construction Code

Future Outlook Contractors and building owners of new construction, renovationing or retrofitting existing buildings know they must abide by building codes that ensure safety and protect human health. Soon, they will also have to adhere¬†to codes designed to protect the … Continue reading

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Sprinkler Mandate in 1- and 2-Family Homes

PA House Votes to Remove the Sprinkler Mandate The House of Representatives of the Pennsylvania General Assembley voted YES on HB 377 to remove the fire sprinkler mandate in one- and two-family homes by a overwhelming margin of 154-39. Both … Continue reading

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