Julius Ballanco

Julius Ballanco is owner of JB Engineering, a plumbing engineering firm based in Munster, IN, and editorial director of PM Engineer (owned by BNP Media, Inc., SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES' parent company). He is also an ASPE board member. He can be reached by e-mail at jbengineer@aol.com.


2015 International Plumbing Code features several changes

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Here we are in the holiday season and the International Code Council delivered a present — the 2015 International Plumbing Code.

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ICC changes impact Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes

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During the ICC hearings this spring in Dallas, the Plumbing Code hearing (discussed in last month’s column) was straddled by the Fuel Gas and Mechanical Code hearings. The first hearing was on the Fuel Gas Code.

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Fixture requirements are a key discussion topic at ICC code hearings

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Thanks to the new process, the ICC code hearings for the plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas codes are only held once every three years. So the last week of April and first week of May was it for next three years.

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ICC-IAPMO Deal Is Dead

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