IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Oregon-based Tile Roofing Institute was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-2015 to reference the 2012, 2009, and 2006 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC). ER-2015 evaluates “The Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual” dated July 2015. ER-2015 addresses the installation requirements for concrete and clay roof tiles and must be used in conjunction with a concrete or clay roof tile manufacturer’s approved Evaluation Report to satisfy the codes recognized in section 1.1.
ER-2015 provides the code official with a tool to verify proper concrete and clay roof tile use and installation and determine code compliance. ER-2015 also provides architects, contractors, specifiers, and designers with the information required to specify these products.
“The Tile Roofing Institute and its members are extremely pleased with ER-2015, which recognizes our ‘Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual‘ dated July 2015,” said Rick Olson, Tile Roofing Institute executive vice president. “UES provides industry leading technical experts to conduct evaluations and they combine their expertise with great customer service. UES has the advantage of professional engineers with years of model code related experience who really know this business, the codes, and the requirements for recognition. UES staff was on target and accessible during the entire project. TRI is pleased with our decision to go with 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: “The Tile Roofing Institute can now reference its ER-2015 to ensure that code officials quickly have the information required for their decision on approval.” Michael Merrigan, manager of Engineering, adds: “The folks at TRI and their consultants are immensely knowledgeable about tile roofing. They really made this evaluation run smoothly, start to finish. UES is very excited to have TRI as a client.”
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
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) coordinates the development and adoption of plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool, and solar energy codes to meet the specific needs of individual jurisdictions both in the United States and abroad. 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, ensuring continuous compliance to such documents. IAPMO Uniform ES is part of The IAPMO Group.