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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is now providing standards and codes that relate to COVID-19 free of charge for the duration of the pandemic. CEO Russ Chaney said “...We are all working together to combat COVID-19; access to codes and standards should not represent a roadblock in that battle.”

HVAC and plumbing professionals can download the standards here.

Relevant standards include:

  • ASSE 6000 – infection control risk assessment for all building systems
  • ASSE 12000 – infection control risk assessment for all building systems
  • IGC 127 – combined hand-washing systems
  • IGC 156 – wash fountains and lavatory systems with or without water closets
  • IGC 278 – concealed type waterless urinals
  • IGC 289 – portable sealed personal showering systems
  • IGC 305 – ABS and PVC horizontal backwater valves with lifting devices
  • IGC 316 – self-cleaning water closets
  • IGC 361 – flexible corrugated drain connectors for lavatories and sinks
  • ASSE 1044 – trap seal primer-drainage types and electric design types
  • ASSE 1072 – barrier type floor drain trap seal protection devices
  • ASSE 13000 – service plumber and residential mechanical services technician
  • ASSE 15000 – inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems
  • ASSE 16000 – inspector and plans examiner
  • Uniform Plumbing Code
  • Uniform Mechanical Code
  • Uniform swimming pool, spa and hot tub code.

IAPMO has also published guidelines for plumbing professionals working under the threat of COVID-19, which can be found here