The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials(IAPMO®), publisher of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®), has posted online the 2016 Report on Proposals for the 2018 editions of these American National Standard designated model codes.
No hardcopy editions of these publications will be printed or distributed. Interested parties are encouraged to download the documents at the following URLs:
Uniform Plumbing Code
Uniform Mechanical Code
IAPMO will begin the Call for Comments on these documents on Sept. 2. No comments will be accepted after the 5 p.m. PST deadline of Jan. 3, 2017.
IAPMO employs a consensus development process accredited by the American National Standards Institute, 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 non-members alike — to have a voice on proposed changes to the code. The 2018 editions of the UPC and UMC will mark the sixth time these codes have been developed in this manner.
IAPMO urges its members and other interested parties to get involved in the code development process to ensure effectiveness in preserving the public health, safety and welfare through strict governance of the Uniform Codes. Installers, plumbing and mechanical officials, the construction industry, engineers and manufacturers all benefit from a cooperative effort in developing codes.
For questions, contact Enrique Gonzalez at (909) 230-5535 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.