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State’s code-making body “dysfunctional” for not updating its building code

By Fred Durso, Jr. In an op-ed written for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, two fire service officials did not mince their words when it came to a Pennsylvania code-making body’s inability to update the state building code. “Dysfunctional…is the perfect word to describe the Uniform Construction Code’s Review and Advisory Council,” says John Waters and Larry Christie, co-chairs of the Pennsylvania Fire Sprinkler Coalition. “Not the term you want to hear about a state-appointed review panel whose job is to review changes to the various codes that safeguard our citizens’ health and safety.” Since the council couldn’t agree on adopting the 2012 or 2015 editions…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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