IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Hilti, Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0547 to reference the 2015, 2012, 2009 and 2006 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC), the International Residential Code® (IRC), and International Existing Building Code® (IEBC). ER-547 states that the Hilti HIT-HY 100 adhesive anchors for masonry satisfy applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of the HIT-HY 100 adhesive anchors by architects, contractors, specifiers, and designers, and approval of installations by code officials. ER-547 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 Hilti’s information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other materials to determine the products are code compliant.
“The issuance of ER-547 is very significant for Hilti and for our industry,” said Chris Gamache, Manager, Anchor Approvals. “UES provides thorough and fair technical reviews and is very receptive to our needs. Hilti appreciates UES’ passion for what they do, 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 17065, “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, City of Los Angeles, and various other state and local codes. By combining all of these recognitions into one concise report prepared by an internationally recognized product certification body, the UES program reduces costs and increases value.
“Hilti can now reference its ER-547 for its Hilti HIT-HY-100 adhesive anchors, which allows code officials to easily access the information needed for preparing permits,” said UES Vice President of Technical Operations Brian Gerber. “Our program stands out because of superb customer responsiveness and the quality of our reports and listings. Our experienced in-house staff, along with associated professional engineering firms, are committed to provide the best possible service to the building industry.”
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 most 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.