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IAPMO Seeks Technical Subcommittee Members for Development of National Standards IAPMO Z1115 and IAPMO Z1349

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers, with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems and specific knowledge of electronic plumbing supply system integrity detection devices, to participate on the Technical Subcommittee (TSC) for standards IAPMO Z1115 and IAPMO Z1349. Ideal candidates would include such individuals as jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility representatives, and manufacturing experts. The scope of IAPMO Z1115 covers automatic water leak detection devices and the scope of IAPMO Z1349 covers electronic plumbing supply system integrity detection devices for commercial and residential applications. The single TSC will be reviewing the contents of both standards.

IAPMO Z1115 (currently IGC 115) and IAPMO Z1349 (currently IGC 349) have been approved as IAPMO standards and are successfully being used for the testing and certification of such products.

The Z1115/Z1349 TSC members will be assisting the Plumbing Standards Committee (PSC) with the development of a new American National Standard (ANS) and National Standard of Canada (NSC). The Z1115/Z1349 TSC will also be responsible for the content and processing of public review comments. The Z1349 TSC will 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).

Founded in 1926, IAPMO seeks to be a worldwide leader in the plumbing and mechanical industry through the protection of health and safety. IAPMO develops industry standards with a focus on plumbing products, solar heating systems and components, mechanical products (including heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration system products) and products used in the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries.

For more than 30 years, IAPMO has developed American National Standards, initially as the Secretariat for the ANSI Z124 Technical Committee, and since 2005 as an ANSI-accredited standards development organization. On May 10, 2018, IAPMO received accreditation through the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for development of National Standards of Canada, thus accepting the responsibility for development of CAN/IAPMO-designated standards.

The deadline to apply is March 22. Applications can be downloaded through the following link.

Interested parties wishing to serve on the Z1115/Z1349 TSC, please contact IAPMO Standards at standards@iapmostandards.org with a completed application as well as a copy of your résumé by the March
22 deadline, or you may contact Kyle Thompson at 909-230-5534 with any questions.

Last modified: March 8, 2019