Free Webinar on Federal COVID-19 Response
IAPMO and other plumbing and mechanical industry leaders will co-convene a webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 16, that explores the various federal resources available to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts Your Business, will be presented by IAPMO, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA).
Code officials, contractors, manufacturers and members of the various organizations are invited to attend the webinar to learn from US Chamber of Commerce experts on the following topics: the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; the Paycheck Protection Program; the CARES Act (federal resources for businesses and individuals) and what Congress is working on now. The webinar is free and open to the public. To register, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6224025668779143691.
2021 Editions of Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) Published
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has published the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code® (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code® (UMC) in both hard-copy and electronic versions, completing a three-year consensus development cycle accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Click here for more information.
IAPMO Seeks UMC A2L Task Group Members
IAPMO is accepting applications and seeking technical experts to participate on a task group relating to A2L refrigerants for mechanical systems. The scope of the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) A2L Task Group is to develop recommendations to further this technology, determine the methods available to address A2L exposure risk to public health and safety, expand on the usage and control of A2L refrigerants associated with mechanical systems and equipment, and address related issues such as flammability risk, toxicity, permissible exposure limit, leak detection systems, chemical compatibility and stability, and maintenance procedures for mechanical systems. The task group recommendations will be forwarded to the UMC Technical Committee for consideration in the development of the 2024 edition of the UMC. Read more here.
ASSE, Water Systems Council Publish Performance Requirements
ASSE 1093-2019 / WSC PAS-97(2019), Performance Requirements for Pitless Adapters, Pitless Units, and Well Caps has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase. ASSE 1093-2019 / WSC PAS-97 covers three interrelated devices for creating connections to wells and aquifers: pitless units, pitless adapters, and well caps. The purpose of these devices is to allow for the flow and environmental protection of underground water into a premises’ cold-water supply. This standard was originally developed by the Water Systems Council (WSC) and was co-developed with ASSE International (ASSE) for the 2019 revision. Read the full release here.