2009 International Plumbing Code First to Serve the Industry
In response to industry need for earlier releases of new codes, the 2009 International PlumbingCode (IPC) is the first, new plumbing code available to the industry this year. The 2009 IPC is now in stock at the Code Council’s Bookstore (www.iccsafe.org/IPC2009) in loose-leaf or soft cover, and as an immediate download from www.ecodes.biz. For the first time, the IPC also includes the International Private Sewage Disposal Code (IPSDC) at no extra cost.
The plumbing industry will have an IPC that is clearer to understand and apply on the job, and more user-friendly than ever. In another industry first, 2009 IPC owners will have the ability to register their code book and receive valuable bonus content at no extra charge, including: on-line errata distribution, excerpts of the acclaimed Significant Changes series, additional commentary and technical information, and much more. Upon receipt of your 2009 IPC, register it at www.iccsafe.org/CodesPlus for these complimentary bonus materials.
The IPSDC, a companion to the IPC, includes provisions for design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems, and provides flexibility in the development of safe and sanitary systems.
Many new updates provide the user with up-to-date documents ready for adoption or for revisions to your existing code, for example:
412.2 Floor drains
Floor drains shall have removable strainers. The floor drain shall be constructed so that the drain is capable of being cleaned. Access shall be provided to the drain inlet. Ready access shall be provided to floor drains.
Exception: Floor drains serving refrigerated display cases shall be provided with access.
608.8 Identification of potable and non-potable water.
All non-potable water outlets such as hose connections, open ended pipes, and faucets shall be identified at the point of use for each outlet with the words, non-potable–not safe for drinking. The words shall be indelibly printed on a tag or sign constructed of corrosion-resistant waterproof material or shall be indelibly printed on the fixture. The letters of the words shall be not less than 0.5 inches in height and of color in contrast to the background on which they are applied.
You may obtain an official version of the IPC today by visiting www.iccsafe.org/IPC2009. Be sure to sign up for ICC’s free webinars providing technical information on the new codes and discussion on a number of significant changes to the codes. These free webinars will be available on March 16th. More in-depth training is also provided by ICC. Call the ICC PMG Resource Center for more information.
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties, and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council. For more information visit www.iccsafe.org/pmg or contact the PMG Resource Center at 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233) ext. 4PMG.