Plumbing Codes

Plumbing or sanitation codes are a set of rules and regulations imposed by cities, counties or states

A plumbing or sanitation code is a set of rules and regulations imposed by cities, counties or states.

Anyone doing work on

  • drinking supply water systems
  • sewer or toilet facilities systems

in

  • homes
  • offices
  • factories
  • schools
  • hospitals

are responsible to make the work in a specific safe manner to avoid accidents and spread of disease.

Major codes used in the United States are

  • NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE
    Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA)
  • UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE
    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
  • INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE (ICC)
    International Codes Council
  • STANDARD PLUMBING CODE
    Southern Building Code Congress international (SBCCI)
  • ONE AND TWO FAMILY DWELLING CODE
    Council of American Building Officials
  • NATIONAL STANDARD PLUMBING CODE
    Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors - National Association
  • ANSI A40, SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR PLUMBING

The codes are adopted and altered by the local authorities to fit local needs.

Throughout the world different countries and jurisdictions have their local or common (as within EU) set of codes for different type of work. For the engineer it is always necessary to check and adapt to the local regime.

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