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 Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC) Technical Committee.
The five-day event offers unique education sessions, evening networking events, and the Association Technical Meeting Convention toward the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC).
On the heels of back-to-school season, Plumbing Engineer found it relevant to address the recruiting conversation in its August issue. Just as professions are often repeated at career days in mainstream spaces, it is easy to highlight some occupations over others in the trades.
On June 13, 2019, Gov. Abbott issued an executive order to extend the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and the plumbing licensing law until 2021 to allow the next legislature to consider the issue. The plumbing industry needs to ensure their elected officials are educated on the topic and address this issue properly in the next legislative session.
As part of the contributions needed to be made toward the elimination of combustion heating, “beneficial electrification” is becoming the clear choice. With proper education, consumers can come to see that it's a significant step forward toward modernization to be “all electric.”
In 2018, ASHRAE published a revised edition of Standard 188, which designers and building operators can use to help establish water management plans specific to the systems in particular buildings, campuses or health care facilities.
Series 16000-2019 provides minimum performance criteria, identified by industry consensus, for plumbing inspectors, mechanical system inspectors, plumbing plans examiners and mechanical plans examiners.