INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVER
IAPMO and its industry partners have long promoted the benefits of industry developed codesand standards. With this issue, IAPMO and the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA)introduces a new design for the Uniform Codes. The design ensures that Uniform Codes willhave a distinctive and meaningful appearance. The new design contains various features thatwe hope will add to the value of these tried and tested codes.The “rainbow” is called the Uniform Code Spectrum and represents that the Uniform Codefamily will cover the entire spectrum of construction codes, all maintained under a cohesiveumbrella and all providing for cross-representation and correlation between industryprofessionals and interested participants. The Uniform Code Spectrum extends onto the spineof the book and distinctively allows these books to be immediately located among hundreds ofother titles.Each individual code has a distinctive color which will allow users through the years to findtheir own book among a shelf full of Uniform Codes. For example, the plumbing code is blue,the mechanical code is green and the fire code is red. This color is reflected both as thepredominant background of the book and is also contained as one of the color bands in thespectrum.The Uniform Code cover also contains an embedded graphic which evokes scenes from thecode professional’s experience. This graphic is itself subdivided, with one portion beingidentical among all the Uniform Codes and another portion being unique to the particular code.Please join us in celebrating the new millennium by supporting the continued development andmaintenance of the Uniform Codes.
FAMILY OF CONSENSUS CODES
At IAPMO’s 70th Annual Education and Business Conference, held in Washington, DC, theInternational Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and the National FireProtection Association executed an historic agreement. This agreement will provide for anintegrated family of consensus codes to be published and maintained by IAPMO and NFPA foruse in all sectors of the construction industry including, but not limited to plumbing,mechanical, fire, electrical and life safety. These codes will be developed and maintained toprotect our world community from harmful diseases passed by unsanitary conditions.This agreement signifies a commitment by IAPMO and NFPA to ensure the safe installation ofsystems to protect our nations citizens. In national and international arenas, both IAPMO andNFPA will work side-by-side to promote the most inclusive and globally respected codes for allmankind. This family of integrated consensus codes will be available with the printing of the2003 editions.