IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that California-based MCA Clay Roof Tile was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0356 to reference the 2012 and 2009 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC) and the International Residential Code® (IRC) and the 2010 and 2007 editions of the Florida Building Code, Building (FBC-Building), and Florida Building Code, Residential (FBC-Residential). ER-0356 states that MCA Clay Roof Tile as shown in the report satisfies applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of MCA Clay Roof Tile by architects, contractors, specifiers, and designers, and approval of installations by code officials. It also provides code officials with a concise summary of the products’ attributes and documentation of code compliance.
Products recognized with an IAPMO UES Evaluation Report have successfully undergone evaluation based on applicable requirements within the Uniform Family of Codes and the International Family of Codes, as well as codes published by other entities. UES staff thoroughly examined MCA Clay Roof Tile’s information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“MCA Clay Roof Tile is extremely pleased with ER-0356, which recognizes our One-Piece Mission Tile, Classic ‘S’ Mission Tile, Corona Tapered Mission Tile, Classic Tapered Mission Tile, Roman Pan Tile, 8-Inch Straight Mission Tile, 10-Inch Straight Mission Tile, Oriental Tile, MIF108 Interlocking Flat Tile, and Improved-S Tiles,” said Yoshi Suzuki, president and CEO. “UES is awesome; they have experienced engineers like Michael Merrigan, PE, Esq., Bart Berneche, PE, and Brian Gerber, PE, SE. Michael was lead engineer on our file and kept us informed every step of the way. MCA Clay Roof Tile is quite pleased with the detailed technical review, customer service, professionalism, and can-do attitude. We highly recommend UES.”
The UES program is built upon IAPMO’s more than 70 years of experience in evaluating products for code compliance. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the program operates under ISO/IEC Guide 65, “General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems.”
UES Director Richard Beck, PE, CBO, MCP, explains why Uniform Evaluation Reports are so valuable: “MCA Clay Roof Tile can now reference its ER-0356 for their One-Piece Mission Tile, Classic ‘S’ Mission Tile, Corona Tapered Mission Tile, Classic Tapered Mission Tile, Roman Pan Tile, 8-Inch Straight Mission Tile, 10-Inch Straight Mission Tile, Oriental Tile, MIF108 Interlocking Flat Tile, and Improved-S Tiles to ensure that code officials quickly have the information required for their decision on approval. Our program also stands out because of stellar customer service and the utilization of in-house staff along with the technical expertise of professional engineering firms, who are leaders in each area of recognition.”
IAPMO’s UES offers a full range of recognition opportunities, including recognition for the applicable national model codes, as well as Florida, California, and various other state codes. By combining all of these recognitions into one concise report prepared by an internationally recognized product certification body, the UES program reduces cost and increases value.
About IAPMO’S Uniform ES
IAPMO Uniform ES (UES) is one of the two prominent evaluation service providers (as noted by SEAOC, see Uniform-ES.org for details). UES reports provide evidence that products and systems satisfy code requirements within the scope and conditions of use as noted in each report.