The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers with a technical background in plumbing products and/or bathroom cabinet design and testing — including jurisdictional authorities, test lab representatives, and manufacturing and product design experts — to participate on the IAPMO Z1393 technical subcommittee (TSC). The scope of the IAPMO Z1393 standard covers bathroom vanity assemblies intended for both residential and commercial applications and specifies requirements for materials, physical characteristics, performance testing, and markings.
The Z1393 TSC members will assist the Plumbing Standards Committee (PSC) with the development of this new American National Standard (ANSI). The Z1393 TSC will also be responsible for the content and processing of public review comments. The Z1393 TSC will operate in accordance with IAPMO’s accredited procedures for standards development: IAPMO PP-1 (Policies and Procedures for Consensus Development of American National Standards).
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) has committed to assist in the development of this standard. ”Together our two organizations will provide key information required for the development of this American National Standard,” said Hugo Aguilar, IAPMO senior vice president of Codes and Standards.
Founded in 1926, IAPMO seeks to be a worldwide leader in the plumbing and mechanical industry through the protection of health and safety. IAPMO develops industry standards with a focus on plumbing products, solar heating systems and components, mechanical products (including heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration system products) and products used in the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries.
KCMA is a non-profit organization founded in 1955 to represent companies that manufacture cabinets, bath cabinets, or other residential cabinets, as well as key kitchen and bath industry suppliers. KCMA works to advance the cabinet industry through advocacy, setting cabinet quality standards, and sponsoring kitchen and bath cabinet-related research.
“KCMA is looking forward to contributing to the development of this national standard,” said KCMA CEO Betsy Natz. “We are proud to be a part of this standard of excellence and assurance in cabinetry for almost 60 years. These cabinets are put through rigorous procedures, and that’s why it’s so important for architects to specify quality. Everyone says they have quality, but someone has to verify what quality means.”
The deadline to apply is Friday, September 29. Applications can be downloaded here.
Interested parties wishing to serve on the Z1393 TSC may submit the completed application as well as a copy of your résumé to IAPMO Standards at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the Sept. 29 deadline, or you may contact Sung Choe at email@example.com or (909) 615-6938 with any questions.