IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Quebec, Canada,-based Sika Canada, Inc., was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-292 on Sika AnchorFix® – 3001 Anchoring System. ER-292 recognizes Sika AnchorFix® – 3001 Anchoring System under the 2009, 2006 and 2003 International Building Code® (IBC), the 2009, 2006 and 2003 International Residential Code® (IRC) and the 1997 Uniform Building Code®. ER-292 documents the substantiating data provided as evidence that Sika AnchorFix – 3001 Anchoring System satisfies applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of Sika AnchorFix – 3001 Anchoring System by architects, contractors, specifiers and 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 UES have successfully undergone evaluation based on applicable requirements within the International Family of Codes, as well as codes published by other entities. UES staff thoroughly examined Sika AnchorFix – 3001 Anchoring System product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product was code compliant.
Brian Gerber, PE, SE, UES technical director, notes: “UES entering this segment gives positive alternatives to manufacturers of these type products. We appreciate the confidence that the industry and this manufacturer specifically has in UES to document to the public that Sika AnchorFix – 3001 Anchoring System complies with the building code.”
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, explains why Uniform Evaluation Reports are so valuable: “Sika Canada can now reference its ER-292 on Sika AnchorFix® – 3001 Anchoring System to ensure that code officials quickly have the information necessary for their quick decision on approval. We combine our experienced staff with the technical expertise of highly qualified professional engineering firms, along with our stellar customer service, to yield an unparalleled product.”
IAPMO’s UES offers a full range of recognition opportunities, including recognition for all applicable national model codes, as well as Florida, California and various other state and regional codes. The UES program increases the value to code officials of these reports by combining all of these attributes in one concise report prepared by an internationally recognized product certification body.