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12 Pa. Code § 145.41. Adoption of standards.


§ 145.41. Adoption of standards.

 (Editor’s Note: See 48 Pa.B. 4520 for a notice pertaining to industrialized housing and adoption of 2015 codes with an effective date of April 1, 2019.)

 (a)  The following codes, which relate to the design, materials and method of construction of buildings, are adopted as the standards applicable to the industrialized housing, housing components, industrialized buildings or building components for purposes of this chapter:

   (1)  The ICC International Building Code.

   (2)  The ICC International Mechanical Code.

   (3)  The ICC International Plumbing Code.

   (4)  The International Energy Conservation Code.

   (5)  The National Electric Code (NFPA No. 70).

   (6)  The ICC International Residential Code (for one and two family dwellings and town homes) except:

     (i)   Section R313.2, regarding automatic fire sprinkler systems in one-family and two-family dwellings, of the 2009 International Residential Code. Successor triennial revisions are excluded.

     (ii)   Sections R602.10SR602.12.1.6, regarding wall bracing requirements, are excluded and replaced by § §  R602.10RR602.11.3 of the 2006 International Residential Code.

 (b)  Except as provided in §  145.43 (relating to amendment policy), the codes must be the latest edition. The effective date of all code changes must be in accordance with § §  145.44 and 145.122(b) (relating to adoption and effective dates—code amendments; and effective date).

 (c)  Insulation technique and installation applicable to the floor or foundation wall is not always practical at the manufacturing facility. Builders or contractors of industrialized houses or buildings may supply and install the required floor or foundation wall insulation. If the floor or foundation wall insulation is not installed at the manufacturing facility, the manufacturer shall indicate on the Site Installation Inspection Checklist referenced in §  145.91(e) (relating to reports to the Department) that the insulation shall be installed onsite.

 (d)  The provisions of the codes in subsection (a) that relate specifically to the interpretation, administration and enforcement of the codes and to matters which are not within the authority conferred on the Department by the act and this chapter are not adopted under this chapter and are not applicable in the administration and enforcement of this chapter. If there is an inconsistency or conflict between the provisions of a code adopted under this chapter and this chapter, this chapter will prevail.

 (e)  Only listed and labeled materials listed for use as documented shall be used in all construction.


   The provisions of this §  145.41 amended under section 5 of the Industrialized Housing Act (35 P.S. §  1651.5).

 (Editor’s Note: See 53 Pa.B. 830 (February 11, 2023) for a notice regarding implementation of this section.)


   The provisions of this §  145.41 adopted July 12, 1974, effective July 13, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 1403; amended July 25, 1975, effective July 26, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 1911; amended September 8, 1978, effective March 9, 1979, 8 Pa.B. 2524; corrected September 22, 1978, effective March 9, 1979, 8 Pa.B. 2631; amended April 17, 1981, effective April 18, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 1320; amended July 8, 1988, effective July 9, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3040; amended August 9, 1991, effective August 10, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3509; amended September 19, 1997, effective September 20, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 4828; amended November 5, 2004, effective February 4, 2005, 34 Pa.B. 6024; effective date corrected at 34 Pa.B. 6133; amended April 20, 2007, effective June 20, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 1840; amended May 7, 2010, effective July 7, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 2421; amended November 4, 2016, effective November 6, 2017, 46 Pa.B. 6976. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (349244) to (349245).

Cross References

   This section cited in 12 Pa. Code §  145.1 (relating to definitions); 12 Pa. Code §  145.36 (relating to applicability of locally-enacted codes and ordinances); 12 Pa. Code §  145.42 (relating to alternate standards); 12 Pa. Code §  145.43 (relating to amendment policy); 12 Pa. Code §  145.44 (relating to adoption and effective dates—code amendments); 12 Pa. Code §  145.45 (relating to proposals by local enforcement agencies relating to special environmental conditions); 12 Pa. Code §  145.46 (relating to applicability and interpretation of code provisions); 12 Pa. Code §  145.47 (relating to acquisition of adopted codes and amendments); 12 Pa. Code §  145.52 (relating to approval of building system documentation); 12 Pa. Code §  145.55 (relating to general requirements for approval of amendments to building system documentation); 12 Pa. Code §  145.56 (relating to amendments to building system documentation following changes in standards); 12 Pa. Code §  145.65 (relating to certification of experimental housing); 12 Pa. Code §  145.70 (relating to Departmental evaluation and inspection); 12 Pa. Code §  145.71 (relating to responsibilities of evaluation agencies); 12 Pa. Code §  145.92 (relating to reports by the Department); and 12 Pa. Code §  145.102 (relating to determinations of acceptability of certifications of a competent state authority).

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