IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service announced that Florida-based Plastic Components Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-284 to reference the 2012 and 2009 editions of the International Building Code and International Residential Code. ER-284 states that Plastic Components, Inc. products as shown in the report satisfy applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of Ultra-Lath Plus HDPE Lath 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 Plastic Components, Inc. product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“Having worked with several product recognition agencies, we chose IAPMO UES because of their staff, their response time, and their attention to the customer’s needs,” said Herman Guevara, director of Plastic Components. “They completed our report in a timely, professional manner and were very helpful when we decided to update the report. With time to publication being the significant factor to any company, we found the cooperation of the folks at IAPMO UES, and the value and acceptance of our IAPMO UES report, to be unmatched in the industry.”
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, 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: “Plastic Components, Inc. can now reference its ER-284 for their Ultra-Lath Plus HDPE Lath to ensure that code officials quickly have the information required for their decision on approval. 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.”
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. The UES program lowers the cost and increases the value to code officials of these reports by combining all of these recognitions in one concise report prepared by an internationally recognized product certification body.