February 12, 2020
The International Code Council (ICC) has released its 2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC) and International Mechanical Code (IMC).
The IPC and IMC are revised on a three-year cycle through IIC’s consensus code development process that draws on the expertise of hundreds of plumbing, mechanical, building, and safety experts from across North America. With updates every three years, building codes allow for ongoing consideration of new technologies and scientific understandings.
“It is critical for our codes to adapt to new building practices, technologies, and societal needs. Our 2021 IPC and IMC take these needs into consideration and aim to promote safety above all else,” said Dominic Sims, CBO, code council chief executive officer. “Construction is ever-evolving, and how we prepare trades professionals matters more now than ever.”
The 2021 additions/updates to IPC include:
The 2021 additions/updates to IMC include:
The 2021 IPC and IMC are currently available for pre-order and will be widely available in print and digitally in March. Related provisions of the ICC A117.1-2017, Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, will be included as a resource in the 2021 IPC.
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