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22 Pa. Code § 349.16. Construction codes and guidelines.

§ 349.16. Construction codes and guidelines.

 (a)  Conformance. School Building projects shall conform to one or more of the following construction codes or professional guidelines, or portions thereof in accordance with §  21.72 (relating to construction codes).

CEFPCouncil of Educational Facilities Planners 29 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus; OH 43210
USSGSLUnited States Standard Guide for School Lighting 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
IESIlluminating Engineering Society 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
ASHRAEAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Airconditioning Engineers United Engineering Center 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
NPCNational Plumbing Code Part of ANSI
NECNational Electric Code Part of ANSI
AGAAmerican Gas Association 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
ASMEAmerican Society for Mechanical Engineers United Engineering Center 345 E. 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
NFPANational Fire Protection Association 60 Batterymarch Street, Boston, MA 02110 (Usually included in ANSI)
SMACNASheet Metal Contractors National Association—Standards 1611 North Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209
EFLEducational Facilities Laboratories 477 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022
OSHAPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Harrisburg, PA 17120
BOCABuilding Officials and Code Administrators International Inc. 1313 East 60th St. Chicago, IL 60637

 (b)  Additions. A school district may submit, and the Department will evaluate, written justification of a request to have a particular construction code or professional guideline added to the approved list. The Department will have the authority to establish and enforce guidelines for safety factors not covered by the codes or professional guidelines listed in subsection (a) of this section.

 (c)  Energy Council. Subject to the provisions of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  1-101—27-2702), for purposes of Department review and approval, minimum construction standards recommended by the Governor’s Energy Council shall take precedence over the codes and guidelines listed in subsection (a) of this section. Information is available from:

 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor’s Office Energy Council P.O. Box 1323 Harrisburg PA 17120


   The provisions of this §  349.16 amended November 3, 1978, effective March 10, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 775. Immediately preceding text appears at serial (38641).

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