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IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service Issues ER-263 to Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. 

Ontario, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2012) — IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that California-based Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. was issued UES Evaluation Report ER-263 referencing the 2009, 2006 and 2003 International Building Code® (IBC), and the 2009, 2006 and 2003 International Residential Code® (IRC). ER-263 documents the substantiating data provided as evidence that AT-XP Adhesive Anchors for Cracked and Uncracked Concrete satisfy applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of AT-XP Adhesive Anchors by architects, engineers, contractors, specifiers and designers, and helps facilitate approval by code officials. It also provides code officials with a concise summary of the product’s attributes and documentation of code compliance.
Products recognized under the Uniform Evaluation Service have successfully undergone evaluation based on applicable requirements within the International Family of Codes, as well as codes published by other entities. UES staff thoroughly examined AT-XP Adhesive Anchor product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product was code compliant.
“Much thanks to IAPMO UES’ staff and consultants on the solid, efficient and timely work on this project,” said Jeff Ellis, Code Report & Branch Engineering manager for Simpson Strong-Tie. 
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: “Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. can now reference its ER-263 on AT-XP Adhesive Anchors for Cracked and Uncracked Concrete 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. The UES program lowers the cost and increases the value to code officials of these reports by combining all of these recognitions in one concise report prepared by an internationally recognized product certification body.

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) coordinates the development and adoption of plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool and solar energy codes to meet the specific needs of individual jurisdictions both in the United States and abroad. IAPMO’s UES is one of the prominent evaluation service providers (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. 
For more information on IAPMO Uniform ES, direct your Web browser to
www.Uniform-ES.org or contact Karen Snowden at (909) 472-4105 or karen.snowden@iapmoes.org.