8 Hour Course
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Course ID: WA2016-483
Approved By: Washington Department of Labor & Industries
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.