The IAPMO Board of Directors on January 22 issued one Tentative Interim Amendment and granted one petition affecting the 2018 and 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®), respectively. TIA UPC-002-18 revises text in the 2018 UPC Section 715.3 regarding existing sewers. Petition No. 02-21 revises text in the 2021 UPC Section 715.3 regarding existing sewers.
The TIA was balloted through the Plumbing Technical Committee in accordance with the Regulations Governing Committee Projects to determine if there existed the necessary three-fourths majority support on technical merit and emergency nature to establish the recommendation for issuance. In the case of TIA UPC- 002-18, the letter ballot did not pass on both accounts. Subsequently, the applicant appealed the TIA to the IAPMO Standards Council; the Council declined to issue the TIA.
Upon a Petition to the IAPMO Board of Directors, the Board found contrary to the UPC TC that the TIA possesses technical merit. Further, the Board recognized Section 5-2(f) of the IAPMO Regulations Governing Committee Projects reads, in its entirety: “The proposed TIA intends to correct a circumstance in which the revised document has resulted in an adverse impact on a product or method that was inadvertently overlooked in the total revision process, or was without adequate technical (safety) justification for the action.” The Board determined that the TIA satisfies this section. As a result, the TIA has been issued and Section 715.3 of the 2018 UPC shall read as set forth in the below link.
Regarding the petition on this same Section 715.3 of the 2021 UPC, the Board of Directors acted upon a finding of extraordinary circumstance in accordance with the Regulations Governing Committee Projects. Read the petition in its entirety at the link below.
- To examine TIA UPC 002-18 in its entirety, please direct your Web browser to https://www.iapmo.org/media/23358/nassco.pdf
- To examine petition No. 02-21 in its entirety, please direct your Web browser to https://www.iapmo.org/media/23358/nassco.pdf
TIAs are proposals based on the determination of an emergency nature requiring prompt action to amend code that contains an error or omission that was overlooked during the regular code development process, contains a conflict within the document or with another IAPMO document, or to correct a hazard, promote an advancement in safeguarding the public or provide an opportunity to correct an adverse impact on a product or method of installation.
It’s Show Time
Representatives from numerous IAPMO Group business units hit the road early in 2020 to attend trade shows throughout the United States, engaging with industry professionals, current and potential clients, and other stakeholders to spread the word about the organization’s comprehensive menu of testing and conformity assessment services.
IAPMO R&T, IAPMO R&T Lab and IAPMO EGS got things started by attending the 2020 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) from January 21-23 in Las Vegas, NV. IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Services (UES) and Institute of Building Technology (IBT) participated in the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), which was combined with KBIS for the annual Design & Construction Week. The co-located events drew an estimated 90,000 people.
UES and IBT also attended the Sprayfoam Show 2020 Convention & Expo in Pasadena, CA, February 11-14. UES participated in World of Concrete 2020, February 4-7 in Las Vegas and the International Roofing Expo, February 4-6, in Dallas, TX. UES reached nearly 140,000 attendees during these shows, bringing incredible exposure to IAPMO UES.
Representatives from the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA), IAPMO R&T and Code Development, who were on hand to advocate for the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), attended the AHR Expo, February 3-5 in Orlando, FL. In addition to exhibiting on the show floor, the RPA participated in the AHR Expo’s education track of more than 120 free seminars, professional certification and continuing education courses offered by industry experts, including the RPA’s Key Factors for a Successful Snowmelt Design, Radiant Heating Do’s and Don’ts, Comfort, Health and Energy Efficiency with Low Mass Radiant Panels and Active Chilled Beams, The Benefits of Manifold Flow Meters in Design and Installation for Radiant, Separation Anxiety in the Hydronic World and The BEST Way to Compare HVAC Systems in the Early Project Design Phase.