Codes & Standards

IAPMO and FGI Sign MOU Focusing on Health and Residential Care Facilities Standards

June 15, 2021
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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which they agreed to develop and maintain […]

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IAPMO Seeks Technical Subcommittee Members for the Development of IAPMO Z1119 and Z1059

June 11, 2021
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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers, with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems and specific knowledge of water-powered sump pumps—such as jurisdictional authorities, testing lab […]

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Austin, Texas, Adopts the 2021 UPC and 2021 UMC

June 7, 2021
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The Austin City Council, representing the capital of the nation’s second most-populous state, has voted unanimously to approve the recommendation of the city’s Mechanical and Plumbing Board to adopt the […]

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Iowa Updates Plumbing Code to 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code

June 4, 2021
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The Iowa Administrative Rules Committee has published ARC 5626C, officially updating Iowa’s plumbing code to the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) effective June 23. In June 2020, the Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical […]

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Nebraska Updates Default Plumbing Code to 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code

June 2, 2021
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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that officially updates the state’s default plumbing code to the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC). The legislation, LB 131, includes the plumbing code bill […]

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IAPMO Advances Development of 2024 Uniform Codes During Technical Committee Meetings

May 31, 2021
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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has completed Technical Committee Meetings toward the development of the 2024 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®), […]

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IAPMO Seeks Canadian Input on Development of IAPMO Z1001 as Canadian National Standard

May 27, 2021
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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking Canadian input in the development of IAPMO Z1001: Prefabricated Gravity Grease Interceptors, as a National Standard of Canada. Canadian […]

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IAPMO R&T Lab, IAPMO Institute of Building Technology and Standards Institute of Israel Sign Mutual Recognition Agreement

May 26, 2021
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IAPMO R&T Lab and the IAPMO Institute of Building Technology (IBT), long-trusted names in independent testing, research, and technical services for the plumbing, mechanical, electro-plumbing, and construction products industries, have […]

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New ENERGY STAR Standards Increase Efficiency of Heat Pump Water Heaters

May 25, 2021
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced advancements in the ENERGY STAR program that will help set the stage for an economy-wide transition to the types of technology that […]

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New Project Will Provide Training on Distributed Energy Technologies for Building, Safety Officials

May 20, 2021
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The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and partners have announced the launch of a three-year, $2.1 million project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and […]

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