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New Mexico’s second largest city, Las Cruces, adopts IAPMO’s Uniform Codes

December 26, 2012 |
Lynne Simnick

The Las Cruces, N.M., City Council has adopted the 2009 editions of International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO’s) complete collection of Uniform Codes — the Uniform Plumbing Code® (UPC), Uniform Mechanical Code® (UMC), Uniform Solar Energy Code® (USEC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code® (USPSHTC). Developed using ANSI-accredited three-year consensus code development processes, the Uniform Codes govern the installation and inspection of plumbing, mechanical, solar and swimming pool/spa systems.

Las Cruces, New Mexico’s second largest city, previously used the 2006 editions of the International Plumbing Code, International Fuel Gas Code, and International Mechanical Code, all of which will be replaced by the 2009 Uniform Codes effective on Jan. 1, 2013. As a result of the adoption Las Cruces now complies with state statute, which includes the UPC/UMC. Dona Ana County, where Las Cruces is located, also adopted the uniform code earlier this year.

IAPMO worked with Las Cruces Building & Development Services, the local New Mexico Construction Industry Division Bureau, and UA Local 412 on the code adoptions.


Lynne Simnick | Codes and Standards

Lynne Simnick is the Director of Code Development for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and is responsible for the supervision and oversight of the creation and maintenance of all IAPMO codes and code supporting documents. Ms. Simnick has more than twenty-eight years experience in the plumbing industry including code development, education and training, plan review and evaluation services. Prior to joining IAPMO, Simnick worked as technical staff in engineering services, educator, inspector and plumber. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education and Mechanical Engineering Technology. Simnick has authored many technical articles, participated in numerous standards committees with an expertise in code and standards development.

Ms. Simnick may be contacted at IAPMO, 909-472-4110 or email

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