The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) added three codes to the IAPMO Codes mobile app — the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) and 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC)-New Jersey are now available for download — giving users constant access to their purchased code books on their mobile devices even when they are offline.
Users are able to make annotations and recordings, view the current code development timeline and to stay informed by receiving automatic notifications for breaking news, upcoming committee meetings, proposal submission deadlines, and much more.
The IAPMO Codes app provides the public with an additional tool. This added service benefits inspectors, contractors, installers and homeowners as they will be getting direct access to the IAPMO technical team for any code questions and be engaged in the code development process. The app allows users to view their purchased codes in offline mode while traveling in an airplane or in rural areas with poor connection. During the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential that the industry has quick access to the codes, even when there is not reliable Internet access.
The free IAPMO Codes mobile app is available for iOS and Android and gives anyone direct access (by phone and email) to the appropriate IAPMO technical staff for codes interpretation, a huge time and cost savings for jurisdictions and the industry alike.
Inspectors, contractors and tradespeople frequently need assistance in code interpretation and application on the job site. IAPMO provides a free formal code interpretation service that is answered by qualiﬁed professionals so users may receive immediate opinions on the code provisions in question, thus avoiding job shutdowns.