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IAPMO Technical Committee Meetings First Step Toward Development of 2018 Uniform Solar/Hydronic and Swimming Pool Codes

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on Oct. 25-26 will host Technical Committee meetings toward the ANSI-accredited consensus development of the 2018 editions of the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code® (USEHC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code® (USPSHTC).

The technical committees, consisting of a broad coalition of industry experts — installers, inspection officials, contractors, engineers, and manufacturers — will consider public proposals to amend the USEHC and USPSHTC in advance of the release of the 2018 editions.

The USEHC Technical Committee will consider the following topics Oct. 26:
• Protection of potable water in hydronic systems.
• Air testing of plastic piping in hydronic systems.
• Tankless water heaters for hydronic heating systems.
• Open- and closed-type expansion tanks.
• New material for hydronic systems.
• Radiant heating and cooling tube fasteners.
• Hydronic plastic tubing joining methods.
• Hydronic underground piping installation.
• Direct exchanger (DX) systems.
• Vertical boreholes.
• Factory-made air ducts.
• Flexible air ducts.
• Duct leakage tests.
• Electrical provisions in solar photovoltaic systems.

The USEHC is a model code developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of solar energy and hydronics systems as a means of promoting the public’s health, safety and welfare.

The USPSHTC Technical Committee will meet via teleconference Oct. 25 and consider the following topics:
• Updating requirements for the design, materials and methods of construction, facilities, and decks as they pertain to public and private swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
• Adding reference standards where appropriate and the updating of existing reference standards.
• Reviewing the requirements for Aquatic Recreational Attractions with regards to diving facilities, slides, decks, means of access, equipment, and wave pools.
The USPSHTC is a model code developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of both public and private swimming pools, spas and hot tubs to ensure the safety of their operation.

For questions about the USEHC, contact Enrique Gonzalez by phone at (909) 230-5535 or by email at enrique.gonzalez@iapmo.org. For questions about the USPSHTC, contact Lynne Simnick by phone at (909) 472-4110 or by email at lynne.simnick@iapmo.org.

Last modified: September 21, 2016