IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Canadian-based Pinkwood Ltd. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0431 with reference the 2012 edition of the International Building Code and the 20 12 edition of the International Residential Code. ER-0431 states that Pinkwood Ltd. I-Joists as shown in the report satisfy applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of the Pinkwood I-Joists 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 to applicable requirements within the Uniform Family of Codes and the International Family of Codes, as well as codes published by other entities, as specified in the Report. UES staff thoroughly examined Pinkwood Ltd. product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“Pinkwood is extremely satisfied with IAPMO’s product evaluation service,” said Bradley Parsons, P. Eng., President of Pinkwood Ltd. “They outlined a clear evaluation strategy along with a timeline that matched our requirements. Bottom line: Uniform Evaluation Services delivered. I would not hesitate to recommend UES to other building product manufactures.”
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 Vice President of Technical Operations Brian Gerber explains why Uniform Evaluation Reports are so valuable: “Our staff worked closely with the Pinkwood staff to verify that compliance with the IBC and IRC was achieved, tackling complex issues and arriving at solutions. Pinkwood Ltd. now has ER-0431 as a resource supporting its efforts to ensure that code officials, builders, architects, engineers, and building owners have the information required for acceptance of the wood I-Joists. The evaluation report makes this task easier to accomplish.”
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 IAPMO’S 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 Dawn Atencio (909) 472-4100 X4475 or Dawn.Atencio@uniform-es.org.