iapmo1The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has been protecting the public’s health and safety for more than eighty years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world. As a membership-based association, IAPMO Southern Nevada is proud to utilize an open consensus process in the development of our flagship Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code. These codes are established through scientific research, debate, and analysis, strengthening our position at the forefront of the plumbing and mechanical industries. IAPMO is a complete service organization, providing code development assistance, industry-leading education, and a manufacturer-preferred quality assurance program. Our organization works toward our ultimate goal of protecting the health of people everywhere. For more information about IAPMO’s Southern Nevada happenings visit And, for information on IAPMO National visit or

UAC1The Union-Affiliated Contractors (UAC), an enhanced service group of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association, represents a unified voice for the signatory contractors within PHCC to make sure special needs and concerns are presented. About UAC The Union-Affiliated Contractors (UAC) is a group of signatory contractors, association executives and representatives of the United Association (UA) who meet regularly to address the special needs and concerns of the union employing contractor. UAC works with these key industry segments to develop a total craft approach to meeting the needs of construction buyers. A primary benefit of this collaborative relationship is the enhanced ability to quickly and effectively respond to changes in the industry. UAC Mission Statement To establish, maintain and nurture a working relationship between the United Association employing segment of PHCC-National Association and the United Association (UA). This relationship is to be built on trust and cooperative efforts on issues which both organizations agree, on a national or regional basis. It is recognized and understood that there will always be issues on which both parties will disagree; this group is to provide a forum for constructive dialogue on such issues. To learn more about PHCC UAC click here.

Western-Mechanical1The Western Mechanical Labor Management Conference (WMLMC) was founded in 1958 as a nonprofit organization to represent the signatory mechanical industry in the Western United States. In 1994, the conference became “International” with the addition of the Canadian province of British Columbia, followed in 1997 by Alberta, Canada, and in 2007, Victoria, Canada. The primary purpose of the Western Mechanical Labor Management Conference is to keep the membership informed of current events and changes related to the Mechanical and Plumbing Industry. To this end, topics and issues related to organized labor, in addition to solutions, act as a voice in representing views and positions to bring about equality in labor-management bargaining. The Western Mechanical Labor Management Conference is under the guidance of a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Conference Committee, all of whom are elected annually by the contractor members. There is also a Secretary/Treasurer who is a non-voting staff person of the sponsoring trade association responsible for the annual conference. In addition, the conference committee has three ex-officio members of the Western States Pipe Trades Council that provide vital input and ideas to the educational content of the annual conference. Visit for more information on the WMLMC.

nbope1The Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners (NBOPE) was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization. Nevada was the fastest-growing state in the nation during the 1990s and early 2000s. It was recognized that not only was the skilled, certified and licensed workforce that supports this growth diminishing in size but educational development for this workforce was sparse. This spurred the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Nevada (PHCC), the Mechanical Contractors Association of Las Vegas (MCA), the Las Vegas Pipe Trades Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Committee (JATC), International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southern Nevada (NECA) and similar groups from northern Nevada to support a proposal to reclaim journeyman and master testing and licensing from an out-of-state testing agency. The NBOPE is contracted with the Clark County Department of Development Services/Building Division to administer the Journeyman and Master plumbing exam. The board of directors is comprised of licensed plumbing professionals from industry and code officials from both northern and southern Nevada. In 2008, the plumbing boards from both the north and south merged forming a statewide board. Mission Statement The Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners in dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education and the initiation of positive testing programs for Journeymen and Master Plumbers that will raise industry, trade and public awareness to its effectiveness for the wellness of our state and communities and well being of those that visit, habitat, work and play in the State of Nevada. For more information on NBOPE please visit

phccnalogo1-PNG-e1396301826361The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) is America’s premiere trade group for the p-h-c professional. PHCC has more than 3,500 open and union shop contractor members who successfully manage businesses in residential service and new construction, commercial and industrial markets. Mission Statement The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association is dedicated to the advancement and education of the plumbing and HVACR industry for the health, safety, and comfort of society and the protection of the environment. Learn more at


mcaa1The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) serves the unique needs of approximately 2,500 signatory firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service. We do this by providing our members with high-quality educational materials and programs to help them attain the highest level of managerial and technical expertise. MCAA includes the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, the Plumbing Contractors of America, the Manufacturer/Supplier Council, the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau. Visit for more information.