For Immediate Release
May 15, 2014
Contact: Steve Daggers
1-888-ICC-SAFE (1-888-422-7233), ext. 4212

ICC, PMI Offer Webinar on Changes to the 2015 IPC

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has teamed up with the International Code Council (ICC) to offer a complimentary, one-hour webinar on Changes to the 2015 International Plumbing Code® (IPC) that Affect Plumbing Products. The May 21 webinar will offer 0.1 ICC CEUs.

“It is important to highlight some of the key changes to the IPC so those in the plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas construction industry can stay ahead,” said ICC CEO Dominic Sims, CBO. “We are pleased to join PMI in presenting this informative webinar to teach critical concepts, and look forward to developing more joint initiatives with PMI in the future.”

The IPC is in use or adopted in 35 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Topics to be addressed during the webinar include:

  • Review of the 2015 IPC and new standards that apply;
  • changes in the water distribution system design criteria required capacity at fixture supply pipe outlets;
  • changes in the IPC regarding the new federal lead laws for drinking water; and review of the standards that valves must comply with.

“PMI’s member companies produce most of the nation’s plumbing products,” said PMI CEO/Executive Director Barbara C. Higgens. “By sponsoring this webinar, we are able to reach a large audience of manufacturers as well as Code Council Members, who enforce the codes. Working in close alliance with the Code Council and ICC-ES – an Allied Member of PMI who certifies PMG products – our goal is for the attendees to have access to the Code Council’s knowledge about the new IPC requirements.”

The presenter will be ICC Senior Technical Staffer Chris Holland from ICC Architectural & Engineering Services. Holland has more than 23 years of experience with ICC and performs verbal and written code opinions, conducts plumbing plan reviews and supervises plumbing plan reviews.

A recording of the webinar will be posted on the ICC Campus Online.

Plumbing Manufacturers International is the voluntary, not-for-profit international industry association of manufacturers of plumbing products, serving as the Voice of the Plumbing Industry. Member companies produce a substantial quantity of the nation’s plumbing products.

The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.