IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Texas-based Royal Building Products (USA), Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0432 to reference the 2015, 2012, 2009 and 2006 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC), International Residential Code® (IRC), and International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC), along with the 2014 edition of the Florida Building Code® (FBC). ER-0432 states that Royal Building Products Vinyl Siding and Insulated Vinyl Siding, as shown in the report, satisfy applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of Royal Building Products Vinyl Siding and Insulated Vinyl Siding products 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 Royal Building Products information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“The issuance of ER-0432 is very significant for Royal Building Products and for our industry,” said Stan Hathorn, Code and Compliance Manager. “ER-0432 is the first research report documenting insulated siding as compliant with the 2015 IRC and IECC. We are very happy with our decision to use UES for this report. UES has put together a great team with industry-leading technical reviews and great customer service. Royal Building Products finds UES’ passion for what they do to be a refreshing experience in the evaluation report arena.”
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.”
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.
“Royal Building Products can now reference its ER-0432 for its Vinyl Siding and Insulated Vinyl Siding to ensure that code officials quickly have the information required for their decision on approval,” said UES Vice President Richard Beck, PE, CBO, MCP. “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.”
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. For more information on IAPMO Uniform ES, visit www.uniform-es.org or contact Richard Beck at (909) 472-4202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.