The registrar of companies of India approved the establishment of the IAPMO Plumbing Codes and Standards India Private Limited, to be known as IAPMO-India. This resulted in the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the Indian Plumbing Association (IPA), both members of the World Plumbing Council (WPC), in working together to establish a model code of plumbing installation and maintenance for all of India.
The Uniform Plumbing Code – India was developed by the IPA Code Committee with support of the IAPMO staff. They created a code document that recognizes and utilizes proven international concepts; taking into consideration the established plumbing practices and customs in India.
Understanding the need for plumbing education in India, the IPA, IAPMO, and the education arm of the IPA, the Indian Institute of Plumbing (IIP) formed a partnership agreement to provide plumbing education and training throughout India. The goal of the IPA-IAPMO Plumbing Education to Employment Program is to prepare multiple levels of audience groups in India to read, understand, interpret, engage, and apply the provisions of India’s Uniform Plumbing Code to initial installations and continued maintenance of plumbing systems.
The goal of the IPA-IAPMO Plumbing Education to Employment Program can best be met through joint ventures and collaboration with established educational institutions throughout India. The program seeks to partner with Indian Universities, Colleges, and Vocational Institutions who can provide quality instruction that will meet the goals of the program.
The Program serves three audience groups. Each group has a unique relationship to the Uniform Plumbing Code -India and the national plumbing industry at large, requiring educational objectives and curriculum of varying focus. The audience groups are: Engineers, Contractors/Construction Managers/Supervisors, and Plumbing Systems Installers and Repairers.