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UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE

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Organization: IAPMO
Publication Date: 1 January 2018
Status: inactive
Page Count: 442
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FOREWORD

Origin and Development

the advantages of a statewide adopted Uniform Plumbing Code are recognized throughout the industry. disorder in the industry because of widely divergent plumbing practices and the use of many different, often conflicting, plumbing codes by local jurisdictions influenced the Western Plumbing officials association (now the international association of Plumbing and mechanical officials [iaPmo]) to form a committee. this committee of plumbing inspectors, master and journeyman plumbers, and plumbing engineers, backed by public utility companies and the plumbing industry to create a basic plumbing document for general use. the product of this effort, the first edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code® (UPc®) was adopted by iaPmo in 1945. the widespread use of this code over the past seven decades by jurisdictions throughout the United states and internationally is testament to its merit.

Publishing the 2003 Uniform Plumbing Code, is a significant milestone because it is the first time in the history of the United states, a plumbing code was developed through a true consensus process. the 2018 edition represents the most current approaches in the plumbing field and is the sixth edition developed under the ansi consensus process. contributions to the content of this code consists of diverse interests as consumers, enforcing authorities, installers/maintainers, labor, manufacturers, research/standards/ testing laboratories, special experts, and users.

the Uniform Plumbing Code provides consumers with safe and sanitary plumbing systems while, at the same time, allowing latitude for innovation and new technologies. the public at large is invited and encouraged to take part in iaPmo's open consensus code development process. this code is updated every three years. the Uniform Plumbing Code is dedicated to all those who, in working to achieve "the ultimate plumbing code," have unselfishly devoted their time, effort, and personal funds to create and maintain this, the finest plumbing code in existence today.

The Uniform Plumbing Code updates every three years in revision cycles that begin twice each year that takes two years to complete.

Each revision cycle advances according to a published schedule that includes final dates for all major events and contains four basic steps as follows:

1. Public and committee Proposal stage;

2. comment stage;

3. association technical meeting;

4. council appeals and issuance of code.

iaPmo develops "full consensus" codes built on a foundation of maximum participation and agreement by a broad range of interests. this philosophy has led to producing technically sound codes that promote health and safety, yet do not stifle design or development.

it is important to stress that; the process remains committed to the principles of consensus code development where consensus technical committees and correlating committees revise codes. the public and membership is offered multiple opportunities to debate, provide input and raise concerns through amending motions at the annual assembly consideration session. anyone may submit an appeal related to the issuance of a document through the iaPmo standards council.

The 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code is supported by the mechanical contractors association of america (mcaa), the Plumbing-Heating-cooling contractors national association (PHccna), the United association (Ua), and the World Plumbing council (WPc). the presence of these logos, while reflecting support, does not imply any ownership of the copyright to the UPc, which is held exclusively by iaPmo. Further, the logos of these associations indicate the support of iaPmo's open consensus process being used to develop iaPmo's codes and standards.

Document History

UPC
January 1, 2018
2018 UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
A description is not available for this item.
UPC
January 1, 2018
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
FOREWORD Origin and Development the advantages of a statewide adopted Uniform Plumbing Code are recognized throughout the industry. disorder in the industry because of widely divergent plumbing...
UPC
January 1, 2015
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction....
UPC
January 1, 2015
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction....
UPC
January 1, 2012
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction....
UPC
January 1, 2012
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction....
UPC
January 1, 2009
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction....
UPC
January 1, 2009
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction....
UPC
January 1, 2009
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction....
UPC
January 1, 2006
2006 Uniform Plumbing Code
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction....
UPC
January 1, 2003
2003 Uniform Plumbing Code
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction....
UPC
January 1, 1991
1991 Uniform Plumbing Code
A description is not available for this item.

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