The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Board of Directors has announced an earlier timeline for the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) than previously employed; the 2021 UPC and 2021 UMC will be available in the first quarter of 2020.
The IAPMO consensus development process is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and enables members and non-members alike to have a voice on new proposals to the code. The 2021 editions of the UPC and UMC will mark the seventh time these codes have been developed under this ANSI-accredited process.
Under the new timeline, the 2021 development process will begin with the Call for Proposals on Oct. 2, 2017, with a closing deadline of March 16, 2018. The entire 2021 code cycle timeline, as well as background on IAPMO’s ANSI-accredited consensus development process, can be found on IAPMO’s website.