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34 Pa. Code § 403.44. Alternative construction materials and methods.

§ 403.44. Alternative construction materials and methods.

 (a)  Materials, products and methods of construction that were evaluated as meeting codes enumerated in §  403.21 (relating to Uniform Construction Code) by the ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. or an evaluation service accredited under the ‘‘General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems’’ issued by the ISO (ISO Guide 65) are approved for use. The use shall conform with the evaluation.

 (b)  Materials, equipment and devices bearing the label or listed by a testing laboratory or quality assurance agency accredited by the International Accreditation Service, Inc. or another agency accredited under the ‘‘Calibration and Testing Laboratory Accreditation Systems-General Requirements for Operation and Recognition’’ issued by ISO (ISO Guide 58) are approved for use if:

   (1)  The testing laboratory or quality assurance agency deemed the material as meeting Uniform Construction Code-required standards.

   (2)  The scope of accreditation is applicable to Uniform Construction Code-required standards.

 (c)  A new building or remodeling, alteration, addition or change of use and occupancy of an existing building which complies with the ‘‘International Performance Code of 2018’’ shall also be in compliance with the Uniform Construction Code.


   The provisions of this §  403.44 amended under section 304(a)(1) and (2) of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act (35 P.S. §  7210.304(a)(1) and (2)).


   The provisions of this §  403.44 amended September 29, 2018, effective October 1, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 6261; amended February 11, 2022, effective February 14, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 971. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (393791).

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  403.41 (relating to commercial construction); and 34 Pa. Code §  403.102 (relating to municipalities electing to enforce the Uniform Construction Code).

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