Technical Subcommittee Members Sought
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking volunteers, with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems and specific knowledge of press connections and/or shower enclosures and shower/steam panels, to participate on a pair of Technical Subcommittees (TSC). Ideal candidates for the IAPMO Z1117 and IAPMO Z1154 TSCs would include jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility representatives, and manufacturing experts.
The scope of IAPMO Z1117 covers press connections made with copper or copper alloy fittings and Type K, L and M copper tube; carbon steel fittings and Schedule 10 and 40 carbon steel pipe; stainless steel fittings and Schedule 5, 10, and 40 stainless steel pipe. The scope of IAPMO Z1154 covers shower/steam panels, enclosures for showers and tub/shower combinations, bathtubs and tub/shower combinations with glass pressure‐sealed doors and floor‐mounted showers intended for new and retrofit applications. Each TSC will review the contents of its applicable standard.
The Z1117 and Z1154 TSC members will assist the Plumbing Standards Committee (PSC) with the development of new American National Standards (ANSI) and National Standards of Canada (NSC). The committees will also be responsible for the content and processing of public review comments and 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).
The deadline to apply to either/both committee(s) is March 13. Applications can be downloaded here. Interested parties wishing to serve, please contact IAPMO Standards at email@example.com with a completed application as well as a copy of your résumé by the March 13 deadline, or you may contact Kyle Thompson at 909-230-5534 with any questions.
World Skills Management
WorldSkills International has announced its new roster of Skill Management Teams, assigned for the next edition of the biggest international vocational education and skills excellence event on earth. The Plumbing and Heating competition at WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 will reinstate the same trio of global industry experts who oversaw the previous event at WorldSkills Kazan 2019. They are Paul Dodds (United Kingdom) in the role of Skill Competition Manager; Markus Niederer (Switzerland) in the role of Chief Expert and Ryan Marsh (South Africa) in role of Deputy Chief Expert.
Launched in 1950, the prestigious WorldSkills Competition in alternating years offers competitors from around the world an opportunity to demonstrate their excellence in a range of different skilled trades. WorldSkills Shanghai 2021, hosted at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, September 22–27, 2021, will be the 46th WorldSkills Competition. Shanghai will become the first city in mainland China to host the event.
WorldSkills is considered to be the global hub for skills excellence and development; a movement that today comprises member organizations from 82 countries and regions across the world. For more information, visit https://worldskills.org/.
PT. IAPMO Appointed
PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia has been appointed by the Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Industry as an accredited conformity assessment body with the capability of product certifier for SNI certification of the SNI 0039:2013 Steel Water Pipe With or Without Zinc Coating standard. This appointment is based on Minister of Industry Decree No. 50 Year 2019.
The official appointment means PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia can now offer certification to SNI 0039:2013 for domestic and overseas manufacturers of steel pipes. In accordance with the Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Industry Regulation Number 11/M-IND/PER/2/2016, all steel water pipes with or without zinc coating must be certified to this standard in order to be sold in the Indonesian market.
IAPMO’s certification marks of conformity carry the organization’s more than 80-year reputation for integrity and accountability. For more details about PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia’ services, please visit www.iapmoindonesia.org.