Ontario, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2014) — IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Georgia-based Stone Warehouse, Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-354 to reference the 2012, 2009 and 2006 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC), and the International Residential Code® (IRC). ER-354 states that Stone Warehouse, Inc., as described in the report, satisfies applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of Premierstone® 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 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 Stone Warehouse, Inc. product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“I was most impressed at the response time, the feedback from staff, and the ease of communications with everyone at IAPMO ES,” said Ron Morgan, president of Premierstone®. The report was submitted, reviewed, commented on and published in less time than quoted, and the staff engineer we worked with was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I am looking forward to being part of the IAPMO family, and presenting my report to building officials and customers in the years to come.”
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: “Stone Warehouse Inc. can now reference its ER-354 for their Premierstone® 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.
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.
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.