IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Ohio-based BarSplice Products, Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-331 to reference the 2012 and 2009 edition of the International Building Code® (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC)®. ER-331 states that BarSplice Products, Inc.’s Buttonhead BNH and BNX Headed Device for Reinforcement Bars in Tension as shown in the report satisfy applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of the Buttonhead BNH and BNX Headed Device for Reinforcement Bars in Tension 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 BarSplice Products, Inc.’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“BarSplice is extremely pleased with ER-331, which recognizes our ButtonHead BNH and BNX Headed Device for Reinforcing Bars in Tension,” said Tim Cartwright, Engineering Manager. “UES Staff were very professional to work with during the review process. It has been a positive experience for us. We look forward to future opportunities with 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: “BarSplice Products, Inc. can now reference its ER-331 for their Buttonhead BNH and BNX Headed Device for Reinforcement Bars in Tension 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 Uniform ES
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 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.