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Special Committees 

UPC Answers & Analysis Committee
The UPC Answers and Analysis Committee is responsible for responding to technical questions on the provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code as applied to specific situations. Questions may be directed to the committee through the Code Development staff. This committee requires some level of familiarity with PowerPoint or Word as well as general computer literacy. This committee meets 2 to 3 times during the year, both in person and via teleconference.

Education & Training Committee
This committee plays an important role in helping IAPMO respond to the career growth needs of its members by developing strategies for activities and initiatives that will facilitate members’ professional development and career advancement.  Committee members make recommendations regarding new and innovative seminars, workshops, institutes, web-based learning, audio conferences, instructional materials, annual conferences and other educational events. This committee requires some level of familiarity with PowerPoint or Word as well as general computer literacy. This committee meets 1 to 2 times during the year, either in person and/or via teleconference.

Publication Development Committee
This committee plays an important role in helping IAPMO respond to the needs of its members for support products to assist them in the enforcement of the Uniform codes, primarily the UPC and UMC Study Guides and the Illustrated Training Manuals for the UPC and UMC.  The committee also evaluates existing products for currency and relevance and provides authorship of materials to be used in new products. This committee requires some level of familiarity with PowerPoint or Word as well as general computer literacy. This committee meets 1 to 2 times during the year, either in person and/or via teleconference.

Plumbing Code Workshop Committee
This Committee develops the program for the Plumbing Code Workshop conducted as a component of the educational sessions at the IAPMO Annual Conference. Committee members work throughout the year to craft the problems and solutions presented to participants during the training program. The Committee Chairman facilitates the workshop at the Conference. This committee requires some level of familiarity with PowerPoint or Word as well as general computer literacy. This committee meets 1 to 2 times during the year, either in person and/or via teleconference.

Mechanical Code Workshop Committee
This Committee develops the program for the Mechanical Code Workshop conducted as a component of the educational sessions at the IAPMO Annual Conference. Committee members work throughout the year to craft the problems and solutions presented to participants during the training program. The Committee Chairman facilitates the workshop at the Conference. This committee requires some level of familiarity with PowerPoint or Word as well as general computer literacy. This committee meets 1 to 2 times during the year, either in person and/or via teleconference.

Product Certification Committee
The Product Certification Committee reviews applications for product certification and makes the certification decision based test reports and supporting data provided by the applicant along with the recommendation of the Product Review Engineer. The committee considers not only the applicable product standard, but also relevant provisions of the applicable code. This committee meets 12 times per year in person. Due to the nature of the work performed by this committee, those employed in the manufacturing field may pose a conflict of interest.

Standards Review Committee
The Standards Review Committee reviews and adopts all standards for use in product certification. The committee also works with the Standards Department to develop and approve IGCs (IAPMO Guide Criteria), which provide a path for certification of innovative products in the market for which no industry standard exists. This committee meets 12 times per year in person. Due to the nature of the work performed by this committee, those employed in the manufacturing field may pose a conflict of interest.

UES - Evaluation Service Committee
The UES - Evaluation Committee (ESC) oversees the acceptance of IAPMO UES Evaluation Criteria (EC). New UES EC's go through a technical development process, public review and the resulting document is dispositioned by the (ESC). The EC meets either in person or by teleconference between 1 and 12 times a year as needed, but typically we convene quarterly. The qualifications for membership on the EC are either 5 years' experience in inspections or holding the position of Chief Building Official.

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