Uniform Codes Advocacy BACK

Being a code official brings with it great responsibility. You are tasked with the health and safety of your constituents. Providing them with the strongest set of codes fulfills your mandate. You need codes that demonstrate the best the industry has to offer.

The Uniform Codes are developed out of practical experience and applied science taken from multiple points of view. The technical committees, subcommittees and working groups are filled with more than 250 volunteers dedicated to producing the most comprehensive, discipline-specific, turnkey documents possible. This collaboration yields an American National Standard that is enforceable rather than interpretative while remaining flexible to embrace new technology as it enters the built environment. These prescriptive codes are developed by all segments of the industry.

Your codes should make a positive difference in your constituents’ lives. Since their inception, the Uniform Codes have seamlessly integrated with local building and structural codes. By the nature of their development, the Uniform Codes do not conflict within themselves and provide a solid foundation for ancillary codes.

The Uniform Codes have a number of built-in free technical services:

  • More than160 staff devoted to the plumbing and mechanical industry, including field managers dedicated to specific regions.
  • Resources to modify any Uniform Code to meet the needs of local jurisdictions at no additional cost. This helps to speed adoption and reduces AHJ costs and staff time. Ultimately, this helps to keep your jurisdiction being competitive for attracting new business.
  • Free telephone hotline (800-201-0335) for anyone with a question; your team, your constituents and your contractors working in your jurisdiction.

Live by the Code™
Our codes and formal “rules” provide the background for civilized living. The plumbing and mechanical codes, and the men and women involved in enforcing them, are dedicated to protecting the public’s health and safety. These professionals spend years learning and applying the codes uniformly in our communities and constructing safe and responsible homes, workplaces and educational structures for present and future generations. We can all share this philosophy: We can accomplish greater things together than we can individually.