101: Code Update Overview
Topic to be discussed during this session include: upcoming changes to the PA UUC; which code provisions will be enforceable on October 1, 2018; overview of the code prevision amended as part of the RAC review process; and where to go from more information.
102: 2015 IRC Highlights
This session will present some of the major code updates coming to Pennsylvania including: airtightness requirements and blower door testing, mechanical ventilation, framing requirements with decks, and more.
Whole Hose Mechanical Ventilation
In this session, we will review the prescriptive requirements for mechanical ventilation, why mechanical ventilation is important, and some potential solutions for achieving this requirement. With the new requirement of adding whole house mechanical ventilation, builders are now potentially facing something new.
Pa Alternative Residential Energy Provisions
The Pennsylvania Alternative Residential Energy Provisions were developed with the intent of being: simpler to build and easier to enforce; more rational and flexible; focused on Pennsylvania in terms of climatic and other conditions; and, equivalent to the provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) in terms of energy efficiency. This session will dig into the updated version of this standard.