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IAPMO IBT Obtains Recognition from Florida Building Commission as an Approved Testing Laboratory

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The IAPMO Institute of Building Technology (IBT) has obtained approval from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (FL DBPR) as a Product Testing Laboratory.

FL DBPR provides product approval in the following eight (8) categories as described in Rule 61G20-3. This rule covers the approval of products for compliance with the structural requirements of the Florida Building Code:
(a) Panel Walls
(b) Exterior Doors
(c) Roofing Products
(d) Skylights
(e) Windows
(f) Shutters
(g) Structural Components
(h) Impact Protective Systems

Manufacturers can now have their products tested at IAPMO IBT and submit the test report to FL DBPR in order to obtain statewide product approval in Florida.

The Florida Product Approval System was established in 2003 as a means of providing “accountability; a higher standard of practice for product evaluations; and uniformity and consistency of enforcement statewide,” as stated on the FL DBPR website.

Further information on this program may be found at www.floridabuilding.org.

ABOUT IAPMO IBT
Backed by more than 20 years of testing, codes, and standards experience, IAPMO IBT is a trusted name for independent testing, research, and technical services in the construction products industry. IBT is capable of testing a variety of products for the construction industry in accordance with acceptance and evaluation criteria and nationally recognized standards, as well as providing special services such as Research and Development, training, quality assurance, failure analysis, and witness/field testing.

For more information, direct your web browser to www.iapmoibt.org.

The IAPMO Institute of Building Technology (IBT) is a division of IAPMO R&T Lab, a nationally recognized testing laboratory accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). IBT provides consulting and accredited testing services to the building products industry.

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