The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC)
The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction
Code (UCC) attempts to protect workers, occupants and
patrons of structures throughout the state from
unnecessary harm or hazard.
The UCC is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor
The UCC applies to the construction, alteration, repair, movement,
equipment, removal, demolition, location, maintenance, occupancy or
change of occupancy of every building or structure which occurs on
or after April 9, 2004, and all existing structures that are not
legally occupied. The UCC sets minimum construction standards for
structures throughout the state. Despite disparities between
various municipalities, the UCC attempts to create uniform
standards for safety and health throughout the process and after
the building of new construction.
UCC regulations include: materials and methods
of construction, positions and number of ingress and egress, safety
and health inspections of structures, plumbing, electricity,
energy, and accessibility.