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Uniform plumbing code india plumbing installation health and safety standards

Uniform Plumbing Code – IndiaPlumbing Installation, Health and Safety Standards

A cooperative program to serve all of India


World Plumbing Council meeting in Auckland, New Zealand results in Sudhakaran Nair – President of IPA & India Representative to WPC And GP Russ Chaney – Executive Director of IAPMO & WPC Executive Board Member agreeing to investigate the creation of Indian Plumbing Standards.


A partnership is formed
A Partnership is Formed results in

  • Within months a strategic plan was created and implemented.

  • IPA created a Code Committee of 12 members from throughout India.

  • Each IPA Chapter supplied additional people for the review process.

  • IAPMO provided a team of seven people for Code Development support.


Success
SUCCESS! results in

  • One year later the 2008 Uniform Plumbing Code – India was published and accompanied by the UPC-I Illustrated Training Manual.

  • The UPC-I recognizes and utilizes proven international concepts; taking into consideration the established plumbing practices and customs in India.


  • In order to improve the skills and expertise of professional plumbers, The IPA established the Indian Institute of Plumbing (IIP) as its educational arm.

  • To assist the IPA and advance IAPMO’s global mission to promote & assist in education and training in plumbing & mechanical industry, IAPMO established the IAPMO Plumbing Codes and Standards India Private Limited, to be known as IAPMO – India, having offices in Bengaluru and Pune.


Recognizing need for training
Recognizing Need for Training plumbers, The IPA established the Indian Institute of Plumbing (IIP) as its educational arm.

Understanding the need for plumbing education in India, the IAPMO-I, IPA and IIP formed a partnership agreement to provide plumbing education and training throughout India.



Plumbing education to employment program
Plumbing Education to Employment Program conducted:

  • The goal of the IPA-IAPMO Plumbing Education to Employment Program (PEEP) is to prepare multiple levels of professional groups in India to read, understand, interpret, engage, and apply the provisions of Uniform Plumbing Code – India, to designs, initial installations and continued maintenance of the plumbing systems.


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Plumbing Education to Employment Program conducted:

  • PEEP consists of three programs of study:

    • Plumbing Systems Design - A post graduate course in plumbing for civil, environmental or mechanical engineering graduates

    • Plumbing Construction Management - A post graduate course in plumbing for contractors, construction managers, supervisors, architects and interior designers.

    • Plumbing Technology - Two-year program focused on the installation and maintenance of code-based plumbing systems.


Noteworthy developments
Noteworthy Developments conducted:

  • IPA & IAPMO-India have reached an agreement with Bhaskar Foundation and Ministry of Rural Development to provide a PEEP-based training program for 2000 Rural Students.

  • Indian Railways Corporation has agreement to utilize UPC-I provisions and training in their facilities.

  • Government of India Central Public Works Department has received training on UPC-I.


Moving forward
Moving Forward conducted:

  • IPA – IAPMO India is beginning work on 2012 Edition of UPC-I.

    • “GREEN” Standards will be considered as well

  • A separate Green Plumbing Standard for India at a higher level than minimum code will be considered as a separate document.


Aspirations
Aspirations conducted:

  • Formal recognition by Confederation of Indian Industry and recommendation for their members to use the Uniform Plumbing Code-India in their projects.

  • Participation in the 2012 code development process and formal recognition of the UPC-I by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

  • Participation in the 2012 code development process and formal recognition of the UPC-I by the Quality Council of India.

  • Recognition of the UPC-I as the National Plumbing Standard of India.



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