The International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has granted the Certified Steel Stud Association approval for compliance with the 2009 and 2012 International Building Codes and International Residential Codes for its structural load-bearing steel framing products as indicated in its evaluation report number ESR-3016 effective immediately.

Upon creation of the Certified Steel Stud Association in November of 2012 CEMCO, Marino\WARE and Telling Industries immediately committed to providing 2009 and 2012 IBC/IRC complaint ViperStud interior framing products (see ESR-2620) to the industry coast-to-coast. With this recent approval of the association’s load-bearing studs and track listed in ESR-3016, architects, engineers, contractors, distributors, and owners alike can trust  that all ESR listed CSSA steel framing products are compliance with the most recent 2009 and 2012 IBC and IRC standards.

For more information about these evaluation reports, CSSA code compliant products or other steel framing and metal lath products and systems, visit or contact a local CEMCO, Marino\WARE, or Telling Industries’ sales representative.