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Legionella Webinar Available On Demand
A recording of "Legionella: An Update for Building Operators, Engineers and Water Treaters" can be viewed free of charge at www.hcinfo.com. The webinar was presented by Matt Freije in mid-May. Freije discussed current issues related to Legionnaires' disease prevention, ASHRAE 188P, HACCP water plans and Legionnaires'-related lawsuits.
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2015 Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code released
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released the hardcopy and digital versions of its 2015 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC). Both the hardcopy and eBook versions, viewable on computers, tablets and smart phones, can be purchased and
downloaded via the IAPMO web store. In December, the IAPMO Standards Council issued the 2015 editions of these codes, designated as an American National Standard for the fifth time. IAPMO's ANSI-accredited process brings together volunteers representing a variety of viewpoints and interests to achieve consensus
on mechanical practices.
The UPC and UMC are the only plumbing and mechanical codes of practice to be designated American National Standards. Significant changes to the UPC include: New product standards for plumbing fixtures such as lavatories, showers, bathtubs and whirlpool bathtubs, bidets, urinals, drinking fountains, and sinks (Chapter 4) Lead-content provisions have been revised
to address the minimum acceptable percentage lead content for pipes and fittings (Chapter 6).
Later published by IAPMO in 1967, the UMC provides the same governance for mechanical (HVAC, combustion, exhaust, 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 safe plumbing, heating and mechanical systems while, at the same time, allowing latitude for innovation and new technologies. The public at large is encouraged and invited to participate in IAPMO's open consensus code development process. A code development timeline
and other relevant information are available at IAPMO's website.