Ontario, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014) IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Michigan-based Quality Edge, Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-304 to reference the 2012 and 2009 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC) and the 2012 and 2009 editions of the International Residential Code® (IRC). ER-304 states that Quality Edge Matterhorn Metal Roofing as shown in the report satisfies applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of the Matterhorn Metal Roofing 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 Quality Edge’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“Quality Edge is extremely pleased with ER-304, which recognizes our Matterhorn Metal Roofing,” said Brad Walbridge, Quality manager. “This was my first experience with product recognition agencies, and some of the comments from industry peers had us a bit concerned. The folks at IAPMO did everything they could to help, and made this a virtually painless process. Any time I had a question, I received a simple, straight answer, right up to the time the report was published. We are very proud of our report, and based on the service IAPMO delivered, we will continue to use IAPMO for all our product recognition reports.”
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: “Quality Edge can now reference ER-304 for its Matterhorn Metal Roofing 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.
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.