Uniform Illustrated Plumbing Code – India (UIPC-I) is the combined version of the Uniform Plumbing Code - India and its Illustrated Training Manual, hitherto being published as separate documents. The Uniform Plumbing Code - India is the first ever plumbing code developed by the Indian plumbing industry to achieve its mission –“Redefining Plumbing Standards in India”.

IPA has forged an alliance with International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to launch UPC-I.  This is a model code for design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems in India. The first UPC-I was launched in the year 2008 alongside the Illustrated Training Manual (ITM) that will help serve as a primer for novices and a reference for more experienced plumbing professionals and present itself as a comprehensive and easy-to-use educational tool.

UPC-I is developed under IPA's Technical Committee alongside IAPMO staff,  who have created a code document that recognises and utilises international concepts, taking into consideration the proven plumbing practices as well as customs in India. This code of practice attempts to minimise risk, by specifying technical standards of design, material, workmanship and maintenance of plumbing systems.

The second UPC-I was successfully released in 2011 at the worthy hands of Mr. G P Russ Chaney, Chairman-WPC & CEO-IAPMO, during the 15th Indian Plumbing Conference in New Delhi on November 18, 2011. 2011 UPC-I is a revised and enlarged version of the code that is spread over 1200 pages.

During the Inaugural Ceremony of the 18th IPC at Bengaluru, the 2014 Uniform Illustrated Plumbing Code – India (UIPC-I) was released by Dr. C N Manjunath. The two-day IPC presented a frank look at the necessity to mandate compliance of the UIPC–I brought out painstakingly by the IPA.

The IPA-IAPMO-I Plumbing Education to Employment Programme is also based on UPC-I. 

Amongst some of the benefits of UPC-I include:

  • Tried and tested international plumbing codes tailored for India.
  • Reduction in potential hazards ensuring safe sanitary and plumbing systems.
  • Setting standards in designs and installations.
  • Lowering in construction costs.
  • Flexibility to adapt new innovations and technologies.
  • Contribution towards community well-being.
  • A base document for future plumbing education and training.

Purchase your copy of UPC-I today. Contact www.iapmoindia.org