Building Construction Codes en In Harrisburg, The Debate Over Construction Codes Persists <p>A debate is raging over ways to update the various codes that govern construction in Pennsylvania.</p><p>A new code requiring sprinklers in a building — is it a life saver or a costly mandate? The answer to that question depends on whether you make your living building homes or selling sprinklers.</p><p>Every three years, a state review panel is faced with hundreds of new model codes to adopt or reject. The state Senate has passed a proposal to give the panel more time (two years instead of one) to consider each code.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Mary Wilson 30967 at State Lawmakers to Scrutinize Building Construction Codes <p>Building construction codes are coming under scrutiny by state lawmakers in an upcoming hearing.<br><br>The state’s approach to adopting updates to the codes has changed under the Corbett administration, leading a state commission to reject all of the most recent internationally-provided model updates.<br><br>A proposal by Democratic state Rep. Pat Harkins of Erie County would restore some of the ease of accepting updated codes for commercial buildings.<br> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:32:52 +0000 Mary Wilson 14298 at