IAPMO Acquires National Standard Plumbing Code

The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) executed an agreement transferring ownership of the National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) to IAPMO. The transfer encompasses all editions of the NSPC, including the 2018 edition.

New Jersey and several locations in Maryland are the primary adopters and users of the NSPC. Once the 2018 NSPC is published for adoption, IAPMO will provide all code support services to all jurisdictions utilizing the NSPC. PHCC and IAPMO will work together to develop co-branded educational services such as code update classes, code workshops, and other training and educational programs for the NSPC. These educational programs shall be offered to PHCC, IAPMO members and the industry.

An inventory of all editions of the NSPC will be stored at IAPMO’s World Headquarters facility in Ontario, California. IAPMO will work with the PHCC of Maryland and PHCC of New Jersey as the primary in-state bookstores for the NSPC to support the needs of local members and the industry. Looking ahead, IAPMO intends to develop the 2021 edition of the NSPC and looks forward to working with existing NSPC Committee members in the future.

“PHCC views the transfer of the NSPC as a very positive move for the organization,” said PHCC President Patrick Wallner. “It will allow us to focus on priorities in place to serve our membership, including increased regulatory efforts, workforce development, public awareness and membership growth. As we concentrate on these new initiatives, we are very pleased that the states in which the NSPC is currently adopted will continue to have access to the NSPC.”

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