IAPMO is seeking volunteers in the “general interest” and “user interest” categories, with technical background in building and mechanical systems — such as jurisdictional authorities, regulatory agencies, laboratory and educational facility representatives — to participate on the Building Standards Committee (BSC). Meetings are held via teleconference with occasional face-to-face meetings when appropriate and permitted pursuant to applicable health regulations.

The categories of “users” and “general interest” are defined as follows:

  • User interest: This category includes those who are subject to the provisions of the standards or who voluntarily use the standards (e.g., testing laboratories, certification bodies, regulatory agencies and standards developing organizations); and
  • General interest: This category includes those who are neither producers nor users (e.g., academics, consumers, contractors and subcontractors, construction labor organizations, educators, researchers and technical societies).

For more than 30 years, IAPMO has developed American National Standards, initially as the Secretariat for the ANSI Z124 Technical Committee, and since 2005, as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited standards development organization.

The BSC is an established balanced committee responsible for developing new and maintaining existing IAPMO/ANSI American National Standards. The BSC operates in accordance with IAPMO’s accredited procedure for standards development: IAPMO PP-1 (Policies and Procedures for Consensus Development of American National Standards).

Those interested in participating may apply at http://forms.iapmo.org/iapmo/committee/app_ps_committee.aspx. Interested parties may contact Kyle Thompson at (909) 230-5534 or by email at kyle.thompson@iapmo.org