To begin this class, we'll review the basic history of the UPC, and we'll talk about the differences of the UPC from the IPC.
After that, most of the class will focus on providing you with the biggest and most significant changes to the code, presented in context so that you can understand how the change affects the entire rule.For starters, we'll address inspections, maintenance, repairs and alterations, and how to handle it when two relevant codes conflict.
Other changes we'll discuss include changes to the definitions used in the code, as well as minimum standards for the materials used in plumbing construction and repair. It also covers some alternate materials and methods that are acceptable for use. We'll cover working in flood hazard areas, handling wastes, and preventative measures to ensure the functionality of a plumbed system.
Changes to specific procedures will be covered, including the proper systems for specialized facilities. We'll discuss the changes to regulations for fixtures and fittings, drainage systems, traps, and interceptors.
We'll also review new changes to the UPC to encourage sustainable water practices, such as rainwater catchment systems, and other alternate water sources to reduce water usage.
Note: This course must be completed by October 31.2020. If not completed by October 31, 2020 you will not receive your continued education credit.
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- Approved By: Washington Department of Labor & Industries
Chris D'Amato is the instructor and industry expert for Plumbing Trade Courses. With over 25 years experience, he has held a Journeyman Plumbing license since 2001 performing all aspects of plumbing in new construction, light commercial, remodels and service. Chris manages his own multifaceted plumbing shop coordinating a wide range of services from Property Management accounts to plumbing whole subdivisions and providing services to large living facilities for the the State of Oregon. In his tenure at AYPO he has helped thousands of plumbing licensees keep up with their continuing education requirements.