As a follow up to my March 26, 2010 post on the new Uniform Construction Code provisions in Pennsylvania that mandate sprinkler systems in new homes, the Pennsylvania Builders Association has set up a “Roll Back the Code” website. The issue appears not to be with sprinklers themselves, but the requirement and associated cost to include them, especially when hard wired smoke detectors are already mandated by the building codes. The Builder’s Association states that the installation of sprinklers should be the consumer. Whether you agree with the code changes or not, the site contains useful links to the new rule, the obligations builders now face and public commentary on the subject. You can find all the information here or contact us.
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