The City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety places in IAPMO Evaluation Service Reports the same trust it gives those produced by other third-party providers.
According to officials within the department, manufacturers may use their IAPMO ES Reports to apply for a Los Angeles Research Report at the same level of validity of other nationally recognized code agencies. The City of Los Angeles continues to enjoy a long-term trust in the product evaluation services provided by IAPMO, which has grown along with the city over the last 80-plus years. (IAPMO was founded by Los Angeles plumbing inspectors in 1926.)
Building product manufacturers and building officials alike are looking for more than just the required paperwork when it comes to Evaluation Reports — they’re looking for a real partner in the process; a true liaison to shepherd the process from start to finish. They find it with IAPMO ES.
“IAPMO ES offers a remarkable combination of expertise, professionalism, credibility, customer service, affordability, speed and of course a readily accepted evaluation report; everything the building industry seeks from a third-party provider of evaluation services,” says Shahin Moinian, P.E., senior director of IAPMO ES.
From top to bottom, IAPMO ES is staffed with highly experienced, attentive engineers and customer service representatives, who give each client their undivided attention throughout the process for each report IAPMO ES completes on their behalf. The organization features more professional engineers and structural engineers on staff and through its qualified subcontractors than any other product evaluator in a similar field.
As a third-party provider of services and reports, impartiality is a requirement. IAPMO ES takes this pledge to heart, as it is an organization-wide philosophy to equally serve the manufacturer seeking the evaluation and the building official for whom it is intended.
Since 1936, IAPMO has proved the integrity of building products to the gatekeepers in every community — the building and plumbing inspectors. When presented with an IAPMO ES evaluation report, this tough audience has every confidence that building products meet the required standards in writing. Day in and day out, jurisdictions across the country recognize the IAPMO marks of conformity among the most trusted marks in the industry.
Because IAPMO ES works more efficiently, it can perform its work in a more streamlined fashion, delivering what the industry ultimately demands: speed to market, assurance of safety and unquestioned code compliance. End user safety is never compromised, as IAPMO ES conforms to more stringent checks and balances that go above and beyond the requirements of ISO/IEC Guide 65 and what many other agencies offer.
IAPMO ES evaluates building products, materials and designs according to all applicable codes and standards, ensuring continuous compliance to such documents. IAPMO ES is part of The IAPMO Group.