Ontario, Calif. (June 16, 2014) — IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Colorado-based Protecto Wrap Company was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-334 to reference the 2012 and 2009 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code® (UPC), International Building Code® (IBC), the International Residential Code® (IRC), and the International Plumbing Code® (IPC); 2010 Florida Building Code-Building, Florida Building Code-Residential, Florida Building Code-Plumbing, California Building Code (CBC), California Residential Code (CRC) Part VII-plumbing, and California Plumbing Code (CPC) Title 24 Part 5. ER-334 states that the Protecto Wrap Company as shown in the report satisfies applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of AFM and AFM-WM Anti-Fracture Membranes and Jiffy Seal 140/60 Waterproofing Membranes 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 Protecto Wrap Company’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“Protecto Wrap Company is extremely pleased with ER-334 on our AFM and AFM-WM Anti-Fracture Membranes and Jiffy Seal 140/60 Waterproofing Membranes,” said Michael Stout, technical manager. “Brian Gerber, PE, SE, and the UES team are fantastic to work with. We found them to be easy to talk to, open to discussion and responsive to our questions; excellent customer service. In short, getting this report was a very good experience. We highly recommend them.”
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: “Protecto Wrap Company can now reference its ER-334 for their AFM and AFM-WM Anti-Fracture Membranes and Jiffy Seal 140/60 Waterproofing Membranes 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 contractors from selected 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.
About IAPMO’S Uniform ES
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 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.
For more information on IAPMO Uniform ES, direct your Web browser to www.Uniform-ES.org or contact Karen Snowden (909) 472-4105 or Karen.Snowden@iapmoes.org.