IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that North Carolina-based NCFI Polyurethanes was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0340 to reference the 2012 and 2009 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC). ER-0340 states that NCFI Polyurethanes products as shown in the report satisfy applicable code requirements.
This allows for the specification of Insulstar®/Insulbloc® Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam System for use as exterior waterproofing on below grade concrete or masonry foundation walls 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 Insulstar/Insulbloc Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam System product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant for use in exterior below grade waterproofing.
“NCFI Polyurethanes is extremely pleased with ER-0340 on our Insulstar/Insulbloc Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam Systems” said Jason Hoerter, PE, senior product manager. “This approval provides additional recognition of our products’ use below grade as a waterproofing membrane. Michael Merrigan PE, Esq., and the entire UES team did a stellar job of providing us with a one-of-a-kind approval for this unique application. We highly recommend UES and the entire team.”
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: “NCFI Polyurethanes can now reference its ER-0340 for their Insulstar/Insulbloc Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam System 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. 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 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.
IAPMO Uniform ES evaluates building products, materials, and designs according to all applicable codes and standards, verifying compliance to such documents. IAPMO Uniform ES is part of The IAPMO Group.