IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Nebraska-based Foundation Supportworks, Inc. (FSI) was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-289 to reference the 2015, 2012, and 2009 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC). ER-289 states that FSI’s PP288 Push Pier System, as shown in the report, satisfies applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of the PP288 Push Pier 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 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 FSI’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“The issuance of ER-289 is very significant for Foundation Supportworks and for our industry as a whole,” said Kyle Olson, PE, senior structural engineer for FSI. “UES provides industry leading technical reviews combined with great customer service. FSI finds UES’ timeliness and quality of service refreshing and we highly recommend them.”
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: “Foundation Supportworks, Inc. can now reference its ER-289 for their PP288 Push Pier 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. 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.
IAPMO Uniform ES evaluates building products, materials, and designs according to applicable codes and standards, monitoring continuous compliance to such documents. IAPMO Uniform ES is part of The IAPMO Group.