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IAPMO Launches The “Authority Podcast: Plumbing & Mechanical” Podcast Series

IAPMO is excited to announce the launch of a new podcast series, “The Authority Podcast: Plumbing & Mechanical.” Hosted by Christoph Lohr, IAPMO’s vice president of Strategic Initiatives, the series discusses the latest trends in plumbing and mechanical safety, sustainability, and resiliency with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

The premiere episode, released Tuesday, is the first of a two-part series discussing creative synthesis, sustainability, and water safety with Mary Ann Dickinson, past president and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and Dr. Janet E. Stout, president of Special Pathogens Laboratory.

An exciting list of guests and organizations are lined up for the first season, which focuses on the concept of plumbing resiliency, including but not limited to:

  • WELL Building Institute, USGBC, GBI, GBC
  • Kyl Institute at ASU
  • Water Reuse Foundation
  • Billy Smith (ASPE), Kerry Stackpole (PMI), Dave Viola (IAPMO)
  • DigDeep

“I am incredibly excited for IAPMO to add our voice to the national conversation in this new format.  We are having the needed critical conversations with brilliant experts” Lohr said. “These experts are the authority in their field, and bring the needed specialization to policy discussions.  This focus of bringing specialized experts (i.e., subject matter authorities) to various jurisdictions (i.e., authorities having jurisdiction) is where our podcast got its name.”

For a list of apps on which you may subscribe to “The Authority Podcast: Plumbing & Mechanical,” including iTunes and Spotify, visit https://www.iapmo.org/theauthoritypodcast/subscribe. It may be followed on Twitter @AuthorityPM or on Instagram at theauthoritypodcast. To contact the podcast, please email theauthoritypodcast@iapmo.org.


IAPMO develops and publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code®, the most widely recognized code of practice used by the plumbing industry worldwide; Uniform Mechanical Code®; Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code®; and Uniform Solar Energy, Hydronics and Geothermal Code — the only plumbing, mechanical, solar energy and swimming pool codes designated by ANSI as American National Standards — and the Water Efficiency Standard (WE-Stand)™. IAPMO works with government, contractors, labor force, and manufacturers to produce product standards, technical manuals, personnel certification/educational programs and additional resources in order to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry in protecting public health and safety.

Last modified: December 30, 2022