Over the past several weeks, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has made three important initiatives. In mid-May, the organization announced the opening of a regional office in the Chicago metropolitan area and the hiring of two new management staff: Terrence A. Leppellere, P.E., as director of member services and Kathleen Mihelich as manager of career services.
In April, IAPMO Research and Testing (R&T), which does plumbing and mechanical product evaluation, announced its new online Product Listing Application, which lets manufacturers create an account on the IAPMO R&T Web site in order to submit information online, check on current applications, make modifications or additions to existing files, and list new products.
Also in April, the IAPMO Backflow Prevention Institute (BPI) unveiled a new test stand designed by the United Association’s Local 3 in Denver, CO, to improve backflow prevention training at all levels. The portable test stands met a strict list of requirements by BPI, including easy assembly, lightness, durability, and manageability of shipping containers.