California Plumbing and Mechanical Code Updates

Date: Thu. 12 Dec, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Contact info: Christy Manzeck (925) 596-3644 Peninsula Chapter – John Taecker, (408) 754-6658, [email protected] Eastbay Chapter – Greg Shriver, [email protected] Monterey Bay Chapter – Daniel Paolini, (831) 884-1285, [email protected] NorCal IAEI Chapter – John Taecker, (408) 754-6658, [email protected]


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California Plumbing and Mechanical Code Updates

Half Day Seminar

Thursday, December 12, 2019


1:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

El Palo Alto Room

Mitchell Park Community Center

3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303


Class Synopsis: This is a 3 ½ hour class describing the most significant changes in the 2019 California Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. The class will cover important changes in the mechanical code, such as the listed, labelled, marking changes, the latest requirements for ducts, fabric and phenolic ducts, clothes dryer exhaust duct transitions and power ventilators, refrigerants and machinery room requirements, some reminders, and many other changes.


The plumbing code portion will cover siphonic roof drainage systems, cathodic protection for underground steel piping, the changing world of toilet facilities and minimum fixtures, allowance for testing some plastic piping with air, the new peak water demand calculator, the never-ending discussion on ABS/PVC, CPVC, PEX, and PEX-AL-PEX, the new format in the code for standards and other changes.


0.3 CEU’s from an ICC Preferred Provider


John LaTorra is currently a Regional Manager for CSG Consultants. He recently retired from the City of Redwood City where he was the Building and Inspection Manager. John chaired the Drafting, Public Hearing and Code Development Committees for the first international code, the International Plumbing Code. John has over 45 years of experience with municipal inspections and building codes and has been an instructor with a community college, state university and chapters for more than 41 years on building, energy, solar, mechanical and plumbing subjects. Mr. LaTorra is a former board member with ICC, ICBO and IAPMO and is able to instruct on a wide range of subjects related to the IBC, IRC, UPC, UMC, IMC and IPC.

John Taecker, P.E. has worked for Underwriters Laboratories for over 34 years. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is a California Registered Professional Engineer in Safety Engineering. He is a nationally recognized speaker on building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing products and installations. John has served on the UMC and UPC Technical Committees and the International Mechanical Code Development Committee.


COST (handouts, snacks, refreshments, and CEUs)




Early registration



Late registration (1 week before seminar)




Please RESERVE YOUR SPACE BY noon on Thursday December 5th

  • REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Go to, select from the list of Upcoming Events, and click on “Register”. You will be directed to EventBrite. Enter registration information for attendees. You may choose to pay by credit card or check. If by check, under Other Payment options, click “Show”, and mail check, payable to ICC Peninsula Chapter, to Christy Manzeck, 4LEAF, Inc., 2126 Rheem Drive, Suite A, Pleasanton CA 94588. 

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