The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Is Your Municipality UCC Compliant?

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  • The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Is Your Municipality UCC Compliant?
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  • 2 Developed by Sponsored by The Governors Center for Local Government Services With support from The Department of Labor & Industry
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  • 3 ^ LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACADEMY Newly Elected Officials Training Saturday, January 26, 2008
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  • 4 Todays Agenda Legislative Amendments to the UCC What they mean Legislative Amendments to the UCC What they mean Municipal Amendments to the UCC Municipal Amendments to the UCC Board of Appeals Board of Appeals Responsibility of Elected Officials to establish reasonable fees Responsibility of Elected Officials to establish reasonable fees Training & Certification Issues / Grandfathering Training & Certification Issues / Grandfathering
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  • 5 Successor Codes R403.1(a)(2) 2006 I-Codes were adopted with a statewide effective date of 12/31/06 2006 I-Codes were adopted with a statewide effective date of 12/31/06 NEC 2005 and ANSI 117.1-2003 were adopted at the same time NEC 2005 and ANSI 117.1-2003 were adopted at the same time Next series of updated codes will become effective in 2009 (every 3 years) Next series of updated codes will become effective in 2009 (every 3 years)
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  • 6 Successor Codes S304(a) Act 13 The Department of Labor & Industry has stated that opt-in municipalities WILL NOT need to enact an ordinance adopting the newest version of the codes The Department of Labor & Industry has stated that opt-in municipalities WILL NOT need to enact an ordinance adopting the newest version of the codes Provided that the UCC adoption ordinance was properly constructed Provided that the UCC adoption ordinance was properly constructed i.e., the UCC was adopted as the municipal building code, not specific codes with specific publication dates i.e., the UCC was adopted as the municipal building code, not specific codes with specific publication dates
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  • 7 Statutory Amendments Act 45 of 1999 Act 43 of 2001 Act 13 of 2004 Act 92 of 2004 Act 230 of 2004 Act 95 of 2005 Act 108 of 2006 Act 157 of 2006 Incorporated into December 31, 2006 Revised Regulations Find in Appendix Not incorporated into December 31, 2006 revisions
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  • 8 Exclusion or Exemption? Exclusion means that the UCC does not apply to a particular structure or work that is being proposed. Permits and inspections are not authorized by the UCC and work performed does not have to comply with the UCC. Exclusion means that the UCC does not apply to a particular structure or work that is being proposed. Permits and inspections are not authorized by the UCC and work performed does not have to comply with the UCC. Exemption means that a permit and inspection is not required but proposed work must comply with UCC requirements (burden on contractor or installer to meet code requirements) Exemption means that a permit and inspection is not required but proposed work must comply with UCC requirements (burden on contractor or installer to meet code requirements)
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  • 9 Recognized Religious Sect R403.1(f) Act 157 S901(b) May be Excluded FROM ELECTRICAL PROVISIONS, PLUMBING PROVISIONS AND WOOD / LUMBER PROVISIONS for single family dwelling units & One Room School houses Must apply to the BCO for an exclusion Must apply to the BCO for an exclusion Exclusion must be granted if requested & documented Exclusion must be granted if requested & documented Special requirements apply when dwelling is to be sold will need to be brought up to code if sold to non-sect member Special requirements apply when dwelling is to be sold will need to be brought up to code if sold to non-sect member Wood & lumber exclusion DOES NOT include Pressure Treated Lumber Requirements Wood & lumber exclusion DOES NOT include Pressure Treated Lumber Requirements Wood & lumber exclusion is principally aimed at allowing the use of rough cut lumber Wood & lumber exclusion is principally aimed at allowing the use of rough cut lumber
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  • 10 Recognized Religious Sect R403.1(f) Act 157 S901(b) Recognized Religious Sect R403.1(f) Act 157 S901(b) May be Excluded FROM ELECTRICAL PROVISIONS, PLUMBING PROVISIONS AND WOOD / LUMBER PROVISIONS for single family dwelling units & One Room School houses Exclusion rests with the occupant not the structure Exclusion rests with the occupant not the structure When someone new occupies, the exclusion must be applied for and granted again, or. When someone new occupies, the exclusion must be applied for and granted again, or. If the new occupant is not of a qualifying sect, the electrical, plumbing and wood/lumber requirements in the current edition of the IRC must be satisfied before a new Certificate of Occupancy can be granted If the new occupant is not of a qualifying sect, the electrical, plumbing and wood/lumber requirements in the current edition of the IRC must be satisfied before a new Certificate of Occupancy can be granted
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  • 11 Fee Schedules Act 157 S703(a-c) Act 157 requires that a $4.00 fee be collected for each UCC permit issued (S703) Act 157 requires that a $4.00 fee be collected for each UCC permit issued (S703) Separate fee for each permit issued under UCC regulations Separate fee for each permit issued under UCC regulations Quarterly filing of DCED-13 by the BCO* is required (may be filled-out by other municipal official) Quarterly filing of DCED-13 by the BCO* is required (may be filled-out by other municipal official) Fees to be collected by the Governors Center at DCED and put in 2 restricted funds: Fees to be collected by the Governors Center at DCED and put in 2 restricted funds: For the training of code officials For the training of code officials For the training of residential and commercial contractors For the training of residential and commercial contractors
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  • 12 Fee Schedules Act 157 S703(a-c) Each municipality will determine what permits to require and the fees for such as they deem appropriate Each municipality will determine what permits to require and the fees for such as they deem appropriate If you issue 1 Permit for all functions or disciplines on the project, $4.00 shall be collected If you issue 1 Permit for all functions or disciplines on the project, $4.00 shall be collected If separate permits are issued for Building/Structural,Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, etc., $4.00 for each permit issued shall be collected If separate permits are issued for Building/Structural,Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, etc., $4.00 for each permit issued shall be collected Actual fees collected are reported and submitted Actual fees collected are reported and submitted
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  • 13 Permit Fees Elected Officials MUST adopt a fee schedule by resolution for appropriate permit fees and the costs of appeals Elected Officials MUST adopt a fee schedule by resolution for appropriate permit fees and the costs of appeals Fees should only cover costs directly associated with the enforcement of the building codes program Fees should only cover costs directly associated with the enforcement of the building codes program
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  • 14 Act 92 Amendments Act 92 S104(b)(5-7) Alterations (as defined in Act 92) not making structural changes or changes to means of egress in Existing Residential Structures (b)(5) Alterations (as defined in Act 92) not making structural changes or changes to means of egress in Existing Residential Structures (b)(5) Repairs (as defined in Act 92) in Existing Residential Structures (b)(6) Repairs (as defined in Act 92) in Existing Residential Structures (b)(6)
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  • 15 Residential Alteration Exclusion R403.1(b)(8) S104(b)(5-7) Alterations (to an existing residential structure) are excluded from the UCC, unless: Alterations (to an existing residential structure) are excluded from the UCC, unless: They are a structural alteration (not defined) They are a structural alteration (not defined) They make changes to the means of egress They make changes to the means of egress This exclusion applies to 1 & 2 Family and Townhouses This exclusion applies to 1 & 2 Family and Townhouses
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  • 16 Residential Alteration R401.1 S104(b)(5-7) Alteration is defined as: Alteration is defined as: any construction or renovation to an existing structure other than repair or addition. any construction or renovation to an existing structure other than repair or addition. Examples: remodeling, renovations, re-wiring, re- plumbing, re-roofing (covering only), new heating, new AC, re-siding, new kitchen, new bath, etc. Examples: remodeling, renovations, re-wiring, re- plumbing, re-roofing (covering only), new heating, new AC, re-siding, new kitchen, new bath, etc.
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  • 17 Residential Alteration R403.1(b)(8) S104(b)(5-7) Examples of Structural Alterations: Examples of Structural Alterations: Replacing roof deck (sheathing) Replacing roof deck (sheathing) Moving a load bearing wall Moving a load bearing wall Cutting, notching or drilling into an existing load bearing framing member Cutting, notching or drilling into an existing load bearing framing member Adding new loads to an existing structure Adding new loads to an existing structure Turning a storage attic into habitable space (depends on design load for existing floor system) Turning a storage attic into habitable space (depends on design load for existing floor system)
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