ICC Evaluation Service, through its Expedited Service, has issued ESR-3336 to CertainTeed Ceilings, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain. ICC-ES developed the Expedited Service to meet manufacturers’ growing market entry needs.

ICC-ES clients that qualify for this program can expect turnaround times of no more than six months for new report applications and no more than three months for revisions. Reports evaluated under this service are designated as priority projects and include the same thorough technical evaluation in a condensed amount of time with one main point of contact.

“Our ability to meet CertainTeed Ceilings’ evaluation needs to launch their new products and provide a rigorous evaluation in an expedited manner is an accomplishment we are proud of,” said ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian. “As part of the International Code Council, manufacturers and code officials recognize that ICC-ES has unique qualifications and expertise in the evaluation of products to determine if they are in compliance with the code.”

CertainTeed Ceiling’s new products, a Suspended Ceiling Framing Systems and Seismic Perimeter Clip were evaluated for structural and interior finish properties to the 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Building Code. ICC-ES also issued a supplement for these systems verifying compliance to the 2010 California Building Code. The CertainTeed suspension systems are exposed grid products for use with lay-in acoustical panels used in interior construction. The CertainTeed Seismic Perimeter Clip connects main runners and cross tees to a wall angle.

“The ICC-ES Expedited Service program was extremely beneficial for CertainTeed Ceilings,” said Tom Murray, grid product manager, CertainTeed Ceilings, “Because it accelerated dialogue with ICC-ES and allowed us to launch our Seismic Secure products sooner than anticipated.”