IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Fi-Foil Company, Inc., was granted UES Evaluation Listing UEL-5003 to reference the 2015, 2012, and 2009 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC). UEL-5003 states that Fi-Foil Company, Inc.’s Skyflex Air Barrier, as shown in the report, satisfies applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of the Fi-Foil Company, Inc. Skyflex Air Barrier by architects, contractors, specifiers, and designers, and approval of installations by code officials. It also provides code officials with a concise summary of the product’s 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 Fi-Foil Company, Inc., product information, test reports, calculations, quality-control methods, and other factors to determine the product is code compliant.
“Fi-Foil is extremely satisfied with IAPMO’s product listing service,” said Bill Lippy, President of Fi-Foil. “They discussed options for Skyflex and we decided on a UES listing. We are very pleased with this new option of listings, which works perfectly for Skyflex. We have a long-term relationship with many of the engineers now at UES, and we highly recommend UES to other building product manufacturers.”
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: “A UES listing provides independent third-party documentation of key product attributes. The UES listing program is a win for those products that really don’t require a full evaluation report, but whose manufacturers desire compliance for code recognition. A UES listing provides quick, concise, useful information for code officials and design professionals. We are excited about this new service and how it can benefit the construction industry.”
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.
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.