2022 UPC, UMC Technical Committee Meetings to be Held in Person and Virtually

The IAPMO Board of Directors has determined this year’s technical committee meetings toward the development of the 2024 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®) will take place in person, May 2–5, at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort in Anaheim, California.

To accommodate those who cannot attend, IAPMO will be hosting the meetings virtually as well. All attendees, in-person or virtual, are required to register to participate. Meeting registration information can be found at conference.iapmo.org/tc-event-2022#%2F.

For lodging information, please visit iapmo.org/events.

The UPC Technical Committee meeting is scheduled for May 2–3, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. PDT each day. The UMC Technical Committee meeting is scheduled for May 4–5, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. PDT each day.

The UPC and UMC technical committees will be discussing comments submitted for the development of the 2024 editions of the codes. All comments received will be available by March 30 and can be downloaded from the IAPMO Code Development webpage: iapmo.org/code-development.

Introduced in Los Angeles in 1928 and formally published as the Uniform Plumbing Code in 1945, the UPC is developed to govern the installation and inspection of plumbing systems as a means of promoting the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Later published by IAPMO in 1967, the UMC provides the same governance for mechanical (HVAC, combustion, exhaust, and refrigeration) systems. Developed and subsequently republished at the conclusion of each three-year code cycle, the UPC and UMC are designed to provide consumers with plumbing, heating, and mechanical systems that meet all applicable standards while, at the same time, allowing latitude for innovation and new technologies.

IAPMO employs a consensus development process accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), gathering the largest assembly of plumbing and mechanical experts in the world at its annual education and business conference and technical committee meetings, enabling anyone—members and nonmembers alike—to lend their voice to proposed changes to the code. The 2024 editions of the UPC and UMC will mark the eighth time these codes have been developed in this manner.

IAPMO urges its members and other interested parties to get involved in the process to ensure effectiveness in preserving the public’s health, safety, and welfare through fair and balanced development of its codes and standards. Installers, plumbing and mechanical officials, the construction industry, engineers, and manufacturers all benefit from a cooperative effort in developing codes.

In accordance with the IAPMO Regulations Governing Committee Projects, anybody interested may register for the UPC and UMC technical committee meetings.

For further information, contact Alma Ramos at (909) 230-5528 or [email protected]

Source: IAPMO

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