IAPMO Seeks Technical Committee Members for 2027 UPC and UMC

IAPMO seeks volunteers to participate on two technical committees.

IAPMO is looking for volunteer help on the development of the 2027 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC). The deadline to submit an application is Jan. 31, 2023.


The UPC and UMC technical committees each seek members in the following categories: 

  • Manufacturer
  • User
  • Installer/maintainer
  • Labor
  • Research/standards/testing laboratory
  • Enforcing authority
  • Consumer
  • Special expert 

These committees are assembled in accordance with the Regulations Governing Committee Projects and the Guide for the Conduct of Participants in the IAPMO codes and standards development process. These documents may be viewed here.

Within these documents, prospective technical committee participants may find information on the scope and general guidelines for the conduct of these committees. The provisions of these codes apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, and use or maintenance of plumbing and mechanical systems.

IAPMO employs a consensus development process accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), gathering the most knowledgeable assembly of plumbing and mechanical experts in the world at its annual education and business conference and technical committee meetings, enabling anyone — members and non-members alike — to lend their voice to proposed changes to the code. The 2027 editions of the UPC and UMC will mark the ninth time these codes have been developed in this manner.

IAPMO urges its members and other interested parties to get involved in the process to ensure effectiveness in preserving the public’s health, safety, and welfare through fair and balanced development of its codes and standards. Installers, plumbing and mechanical officials, the construction industry, engineers, and manufacturers all benefit from a cooperative effort in developing codes.

Anybody interested in serving on one of these committees may complete the application online at the Code Development webpage.

If you have any questions regarding the UPC, please contact Enrique Gonzalez at (909) 230-5535 or email at enrique.gonzalez@iapmo.org. For the UMC, contact Taylor Duran at (909) 218-8126 or email at taylor.duran@iapmo.org.