Builders Denied Injunction Against Building Code

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On March 1, the Pennsylvania Builders Association argued before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on behalf of its petition for preliminary injunctive relief from enforcement of the 2009 IRC building code. On March 11, 2010, the judge issued his decision on that petition.

The judge denied PBA's injunction request. As a result, the 2009 I-codes remain in effect as adopted on December 31, 2009. Keep in mind, this decision only applies to the special request for a preliminary injunction. The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's code adoption process is likely still going forward -- pending the plaintiff's decision on the best course of action going forward.

For more information, please contact Robert W. Gundlach, Jr. at 215.918.3636 or [email protected].