NSPC: The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials® (IAPMO®) encourages all members and industry representatives to review the Proposed Code Changes for the 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) and attend the NSPC public hearing, scheduled for July 11, in Atlantic City, NJ. Click here for full details.
Z115 and Z1349: IAPMO is seeking volunteers, with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems and specific knowledge of electronic plumbing supply system integrity detection devices, to participate on the Technical Subcommittee (TSC) for standards IAPMO Z1115 and IAPMO Z1349. Ideal candidates would include such individuals as jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility representatives, and manufacturing experts. The scope of IAPMO Z1115 covers automatic water leak detection devices and the scope of IAPMO Z1349 covers electronic plumbing supply system integrity detection devices for commercial and residential applications. The single TSC will be reviewing the contents of both standards.
IAPMO Z1115 (currently IGC 115) and IAPMO Z1349 (currently IGC 349) have been approved as IAPMO standards and are successfully being used for the testing and certification of such products. TSC members will be assisting the Plumbing Standards Committee (PSC) with the development of a new American National Standard (ANS) and National Standard of Canada (NSC). The Z1115/Z1349 TSC will also be responsible for the content and processing of public review comments. The Z1349 TSC will operate in accordance with IAPMO’s accredited procedures for standards development, IAPMO PP-1 (Policies and Procedures for Consensus Development of American National Standards) and IAPMO PP-2 (Policies and Procedures for Development of National Standards of Canada).
IWSH: In celebration of World Plumbing Day 2019 — a day that recognizes the vital role plumbing plays in protecting public health and improving amenity — the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH), announced two new project assignments that are now open for interested volunteer and sponsorship applications. The first project announcement represents another step in the IWSH partnership with the Nepal Village Health Improvement Program, from Australian NGO Healthabitat O/S. Slated for the end of May, this assignment will focus on completion of new water supply, hand washing, toilets and waste disposal systems for Laangarche Lapse School and Pancha Kanya School, which are located a short distance apart in the mountainous Sindhupalchok region northeast of capital Kathmandu. Read more here.
IWSH has announced the topic for its 2019 Scholarship Essay Competition: What can IWSH do to improve sanitation and provide clean water for those who lack access to a plumbing system? The competition, originally an IAPMO initiative and now entering its 10th year, will again award monetary scholarships to three students and/or trade apprentices with an interest in how the plumbing and mechanical industry can create and promote positive change both here and abroad. Click here for details.
2020 WE•Stand: IAPMO has posted online the 2020 Public Proposal Monograph that will be reviewed by the technical committee at its WE•Stand Technical Committee meeting April 9-10 in Ontario, CA. No hardcopy editions of this publication will be printed or distributed. Interested parties are encouraged to download the document. For more details, click here.
EWTS: The call for abstracts for the seventh biannual Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), to be held May 12-13, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, may be downloaded from the EWTS website. The symposium will be co-convened by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC). Read more here.
Tradeshows: IAPMO R&T, IAPMO R&T Lab and IAPMO EGS recently connected with existing and potential clients during the popular 2019 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, capping a hugely successful run of winter tradeshows for The IAPMO Group. Other business units hitting the road early in 2019 included Uniform Evaluation Services (UES) and Institute of Building Technology (IBT) at the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), co-located with KBIS at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Sprayfoam Show in Daytona Beach, FL in February. UES also attended the World of Concrete in Las Vegas and the International Roofing Expo in Nashville, TN. The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) attended the AHR Expo, Jan. 12-16 in Atlanta. Read the full release here.