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IAPMO Code Change Monographs Now Available

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has made the 2016 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®) Technical Committee Meeting Monographs available for download.

All individuals anticipating an active role in the ANSI-accredited consensus development of the Uniform Codes at the Technical Committee meetings in Denver, Colo., May 2-6, will need to download these documents in Adobe PDF format from the following URLs:

Hardcopy versions will not be available at the meetings.

The Technical Committee Meeting Monographs contain every code change proposal submitted for the 2018 editions of the UPC and UMC as part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited consensus code development process employed by IAPMO.

Topic areas for proposed changes to the UPC include: protection of ABS and PVC from UV rays; hangers and supports requirements for CPVC-AL-CPVC; waste fittings and overflows; specialty plumbing fixtures; personal hygiene devices; existing water closets; roof vent termination when covered by solar panels; single stack vent systems; joints and connections requirements for water supply piping systems; minimum fixture counts for mixed occupancies; and revising the provisions of Chapter 13 in accordance with the latest version of NFPA 99 (Health Care Facilities Code).

Topic areas for proposed changes to the UMC include: solid-fuel burning appliances clearances; clothes dryers; clothes dryers transitions ducts; exhaust duct power ventilators; repair garages for natural gas-and-hydrogen-fueled vehicles; product-conveying duct systems; Type I and Type II hoods and exhaust systems; factory-made air ducts; plastic ducts; phenolic ducts; gypsum ducts; installation of ducts; A2L and B2L refrigerants; refrigeration machinery rooms; and several proposals involving hydronic systems.

For additional information, please contact Alma Ramos at (909) 230-5528 or alma.ramos@iapmo.org.

Last modified: March 25, 2016