IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service is pleased to announce that Mississauga, Ontario, Canada‐based Icynene, Inc., received a UES Evaluation Report (ER‐0255) providing evidence that Icynene’s MD‐C‐200™ foam meets applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of Icynene’s MD‐C‐200™ foam by architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and approval of installations by code officials. It also provides code officials with a concise summary of the product’s attributes and documentation of code compliance.
Products recognized under the Uniform Evaluation Service have successfully undergone evaluation based on applicable requirements within the International Family of Codes, as well as codes published by other entities. Uniform Evaluation Service staff thoroughly examined Icynene’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product was code‐compliant.
“Icynene is extremely pleased with ER‐0255 on our MD‐C‐200™,” said John Evans, Codes and Standards manager. “We are very pleased with the level of service Uniform ES provided us through this process. They were prompt, offered advice and were available through e‐mail and phone calls. We have not received this service from any other evaluation source.”
The Uniform Evaluation Service program is built upon IAPMO’s over 70 years of experience in evaluating products for code compliance. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute, the program operates under ISO/IEC Guide 65, “General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems.”
Uniform Evaluation Services Director Richard Beck, PE, CBO, MCP, explains why Uniform Evaluation Reports are so valuable: “Icynene can now reference its Uniform Evaluation Report on MD‐C‐200™ 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.”
The Uniform Evaluation Service offers a full range of recognition opportunities. IAPMO’s UES offers 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
IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service 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.
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.