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Richard L. Beck Named Director of IAPMO ES


The IAPMO Group has named Richard L. Beck, PE, MCP, CBO, as Director of IAPMO Evaluation Services (ES).

A 30‐plus‐year veteran of the construction industry, more than 25 of them related to all aspects of building codes, Beck brings a thorough working knowledge of the techniques and procedures employed in the development, interpretation, maintenance, training, certification, evaluation of products and structure of codes and standards to his new post.

“I am very excited about being at IAPMO and the opportunity to compete in the marketplace,” Beck said. “Competition makes everyone better — it’s the American way.”

A University of Alabama graduate, Beck joins IAPMO ES following 26 years with the International Code Council (ICC), most recently as Senior Staff Engineer for ICC‐ES. Previously he served as Assistant Vice President Special Projects SBCCI PST & ESI, Assistant Manager of Codes SBCCI, Assistant Manager of the Plan Review Department SBCCI and Senior Mechanical Engineer. Prior to joining ICC, Beck designed nuclear power plants and stations, including heat rejection and HVAC.

A member and former president of the ASHRAE Birmingham Chapter, Beck was recipient of the chapter’s 1993 Young Engineer of the Year and 1998 Distinguished Service Award, and he has served on ASHRAE’s Standards Committee.

“The IAPMO Group is very pleased to have Richard join us and anxiously anticipate his leadership lifting IAPMO ES to new heights,” said Ohannes Dembekjian, senior director of Continuous Compliance for IAPMO R&T.

Amir Zamanian remains with IAPMO ES as Technical Director. Since he took over as Director of IAPMO ES in September 2007, Zamanian grew the organization from a handful of clients to the established, highly credible third‐party evaluation body it is today.

Since 1936, IAPMO has proved the integrity of building products to the gatekeepers in every community. When presented with an IAPMO ES evaluation report, these gatekeepers have every confidence that building products meet the required standards. Day in and day out, jurisdictions across the country recognize the IAPMO marks of conformity among the most trusted marks in the industry. This includes ES evaluation reports. IAPMO ES is an approved agency in compliance with Section 1703 of the International Building Code (IBC) and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO/IEC Guide 65.

For more information on IAPMO ES, direct your Web browser to www.iapmoes.org or contact Richard Beck at (909) 472‐4202 or richard.beck@iapmoes.org.

IAPMO ES evaluates building products, materials and designs according to all applicable codes and standards, ensuring continuous compliance to such documents. IAPMO ES is part of The IAPMO Group.

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