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ASSE International Publishes Revised Backflow Requirements for Commercial Dishwashing Machines
Mokena, Ill. (June 14, 2017) — ASSE 1004-2017, Performance Requirements for Commercial Dishwashing Machines, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase.

ASSE 1004 applies to backflow prevention devices used on potable water supplies connected to commercial dishwashing machines. The backflow prevention devices used in these applications include atmospheric type vacuum breakers complying with ASSE 1001, hose connection vacuum breakers complying with ASSE 1011, pressure vacuum breakers complying with ASSE 1020, hose connection backflow preventers complying with ASSE 1052, spill-resistant vacuum breakers complying with ASSE 1056, and air gaps. 
IAPMO Standards Council Issues TIA UPC-004-15, Rejects TIA UPC-003-15
Ontario, Calif. (June 16, 2017) — The IAPMO Standards Council on June 12 issued one Tentative Interim Amendment and rejected another affecting the 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®).
TIA UPC-004-15 revises some values in UPC Table 501.1(1) pertaining to water heater first hour ratings. The rejected TIA UPC-003-15 proposed new language be added to Section 710.6 Backwater Valves in the 2015 UPC.
Schuette Charges MDHHS Director Lyon, Four Others with Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that he has charged Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, former City of Flint Water Department Manager Howard Croft, as well as Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Drinking Water Chief Liane Shekter-Smith and Water Supervisor Stephen Busch with involuntary manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act in the Flint Water Crisis. [READ MORE]
Inaugural 'Commercial Construction Index' Indicates High Revenue and Employment Expectations for 2017
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors are confident in the trajectory of the industry, according to the USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index ('Index'), launched today. Nearly all contractors surveyed – 96 percent – expect revenues to grow or remain stable this year compared to 2016, with 40 percent expecting an increase and only 3 percent expecting a decrease in revenue. [READ MORE]
National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference & Expo set for January 8-11, 2018
IAPMO is the proud technical programs sponsor for Building Innovation 2018 – The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference & Expo set for January 8-11, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

As a long-time member, IAPMO is happy to support the Institute’s mission to bring together stakeholders from the entire building industry to discuss relevant issues, share ideas and explore ways to Sustain, Strengthen, Secure our built environment.
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