The IAPMO Group offers true one-source convenience for all plumbing, mechanical and green plumbing/mechanical codes; product compliance testing; and third-party certification.
The business unit, IAPMO R&T, is North America's premier plumbing and mechanical product certification agency. It is accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and entidad mexicana de acreditación, a.c. (ema).
As the preferred listing agency of manufacturers and inspectors, the IAPMO R&T brand and its reputation for quality are unparalleled in the industry. IAPMO R&T Marks of Conformity are widely recognized and represent the highest degree of integrity in showing compliance with established codes and standards such as UL, SRCC and Uniform Solar Energy Code. We are uniquely qualified to provide certification of solar thermal related products. Manufacturers possessing an IAPMO R&T Product Listing Certificate can be confident their products will reach the market in any desired jurisdiction.
IAPMO R&T Laboratory facility combines all modern testing apparatus with a highly experienced team providing the quality testing manufacturers demand, in a fraction of the time and with competitive pricing.
Our services include:
• Certification Testing
• Quality Control
• Material Testing
• Design Analysis
• Protocol Development
• On-Site Testing at Manufacturer’s Facility
The laboratory consists of a mechanical testing facility and an analytical/chemical testing facility to provide “one-stop” testing to various national and international standards, including AHAM, ASME, ANSI, ASSE, AS/NZS, ASTM, AWWA, CSA, CISPI, Federal Specification, IAPMO, MIL, MSS, NSF, PDI, SAE and others.
IAPMO R&T Lab is in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 and is a National Recognized Testing Laboratory accredited by A-Class.
The legislation provides $944 billion in total spending over five years, totaling $550 billion in new spending, and represents a significant infusion of federal funding for U.S. public works across numerous industries.
The scope of the standard will address the test methods and minimum requirements for field fabricated shower tiling kits and prefabricated, tileable shower receptors, including the materials, physical characteristics, performance testing, markings, and specification.
IAPMO's conference once again gathered experts in the plumbing and mechanical fields with in-the-trenches inspectors and manufacturers in a spirit of cooperation toward the advancement of the Uniform Codes.
Task group members will participate via conference call or web meeting, provide their perspective on the code, and assist in drafting recommendations for action by the UPC Technical Committee and other medical gas industry codes, standards, and guidelines.
The scope of the group is to develop modifications to medical gas design/installation guidance to allow medical gas systems to be more responsive in handling variable loads, such as those seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a continuation of a summary of the significant code changes to the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) which is developed and promoted by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.
The IAPMO Group and PMI applaud the House Science, Space and Technology Committee for advancing legislation reauthorizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology and calling for the creation of a program for premise plumbing research.
A 25-year veteran of British multinational consumer goods company Unilever, Shah brings exceptional experience managing teams, building partnerships, driving innovation and implementing ambitious business plans.
The association is looking for experts who fall under one of seven different types of interest categories — manufacturer, user, installer/maintainer, research/standards/testing laboratory, enforcing authority, consumer, or general interest.
The seventh EWTS is co-convened by the four associations that have worked together closely over the past few years to grow the symposium and make it a can't-miss event for those who work or are interested in the fields of safe plumbing, water distribution and water efficiency.
This standard covers prefabricated gravity grease interceptors made of concrete, fiber-reinforced polyester, thermoplastic, or steel, and specifies requirements for design, materials, performance, testing and markings.
The agreement enables IAPMO R&T Lab, IBT and SII to cooperate on testing services and the issuance of certificates, permits to release from customs, and/or marks of conformity to product manufacturers.
The organizations will partner with Egg Geothermal to host a series of eight monthly webinars focused on the integration of air-source and ground-source heat pumps into buildings, the first of many courses for the newly formed Hydronic University.
Attendees will gain the requisite knowledge, understanding, and competency to serve as a member of a facilities water safety team to help protect against Legionella outbreaks and react to one appropriately should it occur.
The UPC and USPSHTC represent a carefully constructed balance between prescriptive and performance requirements, all while maintaining effective, seamless integration with all model building codes, no matter the developer.
The association is seeking volunteers to participate on two technical committees working toward the development of the 2024 editions of the Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code, and Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal Code.
The ASSE Series 12000 sets minimum criteria for the training and certification of pipe trades craftspeople, and other construction and maintenance personnel, on how to safely work in environments with potentially deadly diseases.
The project is inspired by a recent student leadership initiative at nearby Hardin-Jefferson High School that sought to identify local water-quality issues and potential community actions that could address them.
IAPMO commissioned Stantec Architecture Inc. to calculate the material and labor cost savings potential of applying its Water Demand Calculator as compared to the sizing methods contained in baseline plumbing codes.
Lately, social media users have likely swiped past numerous advertisements for bidet sprayers without bidet — we called them personal hygiene devices — featuring such promises as “a healthier life with less toilet paper.”
The acquisition represents further expansion of the services The IAPMO Group offers to the building products recognition, testing, and continuing compliance sectors of the construction and building products industry.
The association has promoted Tony Marcello to senior vice president of Training and Credentialing Services, D.J. Nunez to senior vice president of Field Services, and Christopher Lindsay to vice president of Government Relations.
The comprehensive document serves as the first illustrative manual of its kind in the nation; the provisions contained within the standard will also be incorporated as an appendix in the 2021 Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal Code (USHGC).
The association applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its federal partners in the creation of a new water subcabinet chaired by the secretary of the Interior and EPA administrator.
Founded in 2008 by the Global Handwashing Partnership and celebrated every year on Oct. 15, Global Handwashing Day not only seeks to raise awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap, but provides a platform for sustained action at a global, regional and national level.
PAZA and IWSH now aim to collaborate further in the areas of vocational education and training development, women’s empowerment, codes and standards development, public health awareness, and other outreach activities that support the sustainable delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene services to underserved populations and communities in Zambia.
IAPMO Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President Dave Viola has been appointed to CEO effective Jan. 1, 2021, taking over for GP Russ Chaney, who is retiring after a quarter-century at the helm of the 95-year-old association.
The training facility, designed for the plumbing industry, will generate all energy required to support the operation of the building on site through the incorporation of several renewable energy technologies.
Similar language has been included in previous bills and IAPMO advocated strongly for its continued inclusion in order to ensure the sustainability of major WASH projects to meet strong, accepted standards.
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.
The agreement gives the Navajo Nation the right to use water from sources located within Utah and adjacent to or encompassed within the boundaries of the Navajo Reservation resulting in depletions not to exceed a specified amount annually.
Canadian regulators and other professionals with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems, such as jurisdictional authorities, laboratory, and educational facility representatives, are invited to participate.
Titled “After COVID-19: Plumbing and Gas Considerations for Food and Beverage Establishments,” the June 10 webinar will feature an in-depth discussion about reopening food and beverage establishments after a prolonged closure or greatly reduced use.
The technical committees, consisting of a broad coalition of industry experts — installers, inspection officials, contractors, engineers and manufacturers — considered public comments to amend the USHGC and USPSHTC in advance of the release of the 2021 editions.
Users are able to make annotations and recordings, view the current code development timeline and stay informed by receiving automatic notifications for breaking news, upcoming committee meetings, proposal submission deadlines, and more.
The report identifies nearly 60 specific research needs that address system design, operation and maintenance, and provides a useful reference for the development of a detailed roadmap for addressing those needs through applied research and codes and standards activities.
The “After COVID-19” series is designed to provide jurisdictions, health departments, building owners and managers, and contractors with detailed information and guidance on reopening the various building types.
An essential support and reference document for beginners and experts alike, the 2018 UPC and UMC Illustrated Training Manuals provide the entire code accompanied by hundreds of full-color photos and graphics and narrative discussion expanding on specific sections of each code.
In a pair of letters to the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works, IAPMO and its partners applaud the committee for putting forward bipartisan solutions to the challenges posed by the nation's water infrastructure and recommend additional measures the organizations believe would enhance the legislations' effectiveness.
Households impacted by contaminated groundwater that desperately require water treatment devices to supply the home with a potable source may now apply for the Household Wells Systems grant, with or without the installation of a new water well system.
"How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts Your Business," a webinar co-convened on April 16 by IAPMO and many of its plumbing and mechanical industry partners and led by Glenn Spencer, attracted a large audience of business owners and employees seeking guidance on employment issues precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.