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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has made the 2020 Uniform Solar, Hydronics & Geothermal Code (USHGC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC) Technical Committee Meeting Monographs available for download.
All individuals anticipating an active role in the ANSI-accredited consensus development of the Uniform Codes at the Technical Committee Teleconference Meetings, May 18-19, can download the USHGC documents and the USPSHTC documents in Adobe PDF format online.
The 2020 USHGC meeting newsletter and the 2020 USPSHTC meeting newsletter can also be obtained online.
The Technical Committee Meeting Monographs contain every code public comment submitted for the 2021 editions of the USHGC and USPSHTC as part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited consensus code development process employed by IAPMO.
Topic areas for proposed changes to the USHGC include the following: applicable standards for hydronic system components; heat pumps; dual purpose water heaters; protection of potable water supply and applicable standards; pressure testing; discharge piping; expansion tanks and sizing; oxygen permeation; joining methods and connections for hydronic distribution piping and tubing; safety devices; radiant wall and ceiling panels; tube fasteners; tracer wires; solar photovoltaic systems; and applicable equipment standards.
Topic areas for proposed changes to the USPSHTC include the following: flood resistant design and construction for flood hazard areas; applicable material standards for building supply, water distribution, and circulation system piping and fittings; water supply and circulation system pipe joints and connections; tracer wires; pool lifts and accessibility; slip-resistant walkway surfaces; islands; lazy rivers; bridges; vanishing edge pools; beach entry pools; ventilation of indoor aquatic facilities; water chemistry; heaters; zero-depth entry pools; signage; secondary entrapment prevention.
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 fair and balanced development 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 specific information about the USHGC and USPSHTC Technical Committees, contact Taylor Costea at 909-218-8126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.