Top Myths About Pennsylvania’s Building CodeApril 2010 – Newsletters In The Zone
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry released its "Top 5" myths concerning the Uniform Construction Code.
Here are the Top 5 UCC "urban legends:"
Residential sprinkler designers and installers must be certified to perform these services in Pennsylvania.
Any building holding an L&I certificate of occupancy and undergoing alterations (in an opt-in municipality) must satisfy all current code requirements.
A UCC demolition permit is required to tear down an agricultural building.
Opt-in municipalities can establish shorter [shorter than five years] expiration dates for residential building permits, without amending their UCC ordinance and without securing L&I approval of this ordinance change.
REScheck cannot be used to demonstrate compliance with the energy conservation code requirements for residential construction.