IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Ohio-based Dayton Superior Corporation was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0321 to reference the 2012 and 2009 edition of the International Building Code® (IBC). ER-0321 states that Dayton Superior Corporation’s DBDI Reinforcing Bar Mechanical Splice System for Steel Reinforcing Bars in Concrete as shown in the report satisfies applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of the DBDI Reinforcing Bar Mechanical Splice System for Steel Reinforcing Bars in Concrete 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 Dayton Superior Corporation’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“Dayton Superior Corporation is extremely pleased with ER-0321, which recognizes our DBDI Reinforcing Bar Mechanical Splice System for Steel Reinforcing Bars in Concrete,” said Matt Hekman, Product Development engineer. “We have been through the evaluation process with UES several times and their level of expertise and service always remains stellar. Based on our experiences, it just doesn’t make sense to go anywhere else. Dayton Superior Corporation highly recommends UES.”
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: “Dayton Superior Corporation can now reference its ER-0321 for their DBDI Reinforcing Bar Mechanical Splice System for Steel Reinforcing Bars in Concrete 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. 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
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.