IAPMO R&T’s Water Systems Certification Program is now offering an asbestos testing option to its customers. The new asbestos testing option is based on the performance requirements set in NSF/ANSI 53, Drinking Water Treatment Units Health Effects, which requires the removal of 99 percent of high-concentration asbestos fibers introduced to a water system. Click here for more information.
The National Institute of Building Sciences’ Consultative Council released its 2016 report, Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council, at its annual conference in Washington, DC. IAPMO’s Pete DeMarco, Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Research, served as Chair of the Consultative Council in 2016. Among the 19 specific recommendations contained in the Water Resources section is a call for re-establishing the plumbing research laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Full details can be found here.
The IAPMO Group recently enjoyed a busy month of promoting its services at several industry trade shows across the US. In all, seven business units (IAPMO, IAPMO R&T, IAPMO R&T Lab, IAPMO EGS, Uniform Evaluation Services [UES], the Institute of Building Technology [IBT] and the Radiant Professionals Alliance [RPA]), participated in four of the plumbing and construction industries’ largest and most well-attended annual shows. For full details, click here.