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IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service Issues ER-293 to Jordahl, GMBH 

Ontario, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2013) — IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that German - based Jordahl, GMBH was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-293 to reference the 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Building Code ® (IBC) and the 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Residential Code® (IRC). ER-293 states that Jordahl - Anchor Channels JTA and Channel Bolts satisfy applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of Jordahl Anchor Channels JTA and Channel Bolts 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 that are reported on in 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 Jordahl - Anchor Channels JTA and Channel Bolts product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.

“Jordahl, GMBH is extremely pleased with ER-293 on our Anchor Channels JTA and Channel Bolts ,” said Florian Julier, chief engineer for Anchor Channels and Approvals. “I truly enjoyed working with UES. In particular, I appreciated the fact that the agreed deadlines were always met during the entire evaluation processes. I certainly can recommend UES and their expertise to everyone interested in an independent evaluation report.”

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: “Jordahl, GMBH can now reference its ER-293 for their Anchor Channels JTA and Channel Bolts 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.” UES Technical Director Brian Gerber, PE, SE , added : “This report is significant in that it is UES’s first foray into anchor channels.”

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 adaptation 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 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.

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.

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