PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
Modular buildings are wholly or mostly made, constructed, fabricated or assembled in manufacturing facilities. These structures are then shipped to the destination site for assembly and installation. Modular buildings do not include “manufactured homes” (formerly referred to as “mobile homes”).
Although modular buildings are primarily designed for residential use, there are instances in which the buildings are used for commercial purposes.
What is DCED’s role regarding commercial modular buildings?
The PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) is currently working on regulations to establish a program for modular buildings that are intended to be used for non-residential purposes. However, until these regulations take effect, commercial modular buildings must fully comply with the current Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC).