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1 Building Innovation with ICC-ES Copyright 2008 by ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED This presentation may be reproduced in its entirety provided that it may not be changed in any manner and that any such reproduction must prominently include the following statement: “Copyright 2008 by ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. There is no affiliation or relationship between [reproducer] and ICC Evaluation Service, Inc.”

2 2 Introduction The components/products used in building construction must comply with the code, BUT… Continued

3 3 The code cannot realistically include every possible component/product used in building construction… WHY NOT? Introduction Continued

4 4  The code would be of unmanageable size and volumes!  And maintaining such a code would be impractical Introduction Continued

5 5 Also, many new and innovative products continually enter the construction marketplace: “With modern technology advancing at a record pace, new and innovative building products are being introduced to the market everyday. There are thousands of manufacturers producing millions of building products that drive the market and influence the latest building trends.” www.globalcontractors.org/Building_Knowledge.html Introduction

6 6 Weyerhaeuser, iLevel ® Shear Brace  Prefabricated, wood-based, shear-resisting wall assembly  Ideal for wall bracing applications  Designed and constructed to support gravity loads and resist lateral in-plane and out-of-plane wind and seismic loads in wood-framed wall construction  Provides the strength of a conventional 4 foot structural panel in a single 12 inch - or 18 inch - wide member Examples of New and Innovative Structural Products Shear Brace Front View Continued

7 7 Ecolite wall panels were used in the training facility for Military Operations in Urban Terrain at the U.S. Army’s National Training Center in Fort Irwin, CA. Ecolite Concrete USA, Inc., Metal studframed lightweight concrete wall panels:  Prefabricated, noncombustible solid wall panels made from 50 percent recycled materials  Materials emit no volatile organic compounds, and the small volume of concrete used reduces carbon dioxide emissions  Weighs approximately 40 percent less than conventional precast concrete wall systems Examples of New and Innovative Structural Products

8 8 If these components/products/systems are not in the code, then… …HOW ARE THEY APPROVED? Introduction

9 9 IBC Section 104.11 “Alternative materials, design and methods of construction and equipment.” Administrative Provisions

10 10 IBC Section 104.11 “The provisions of this code are not intended to prevent the installation of any material or to prohibit any design or method of construction not specifically prescribed by this code…” Alternative Materials, Design and Methods of Construction Continued

11 11 IBC Section 104.11 “…if the material, method or work is equivalent to that prescribed in this code in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety…” Alternative Materials, Design and Methods of Construction Continued

12 12 IBC Section 104.11 “…provided that any such alternative has been APPROVED…” APPROVED BY WHOM? Alternative Materials, Design and Methods of Construction Continued

13 13 IBC Section 104.11 “An alternative material, design or method of construction shall be approved where the BUILDING OFFICIAL finds that the proposed design complies with the intent of the code…” Alternative Materials, Design and Methods of Construction

14 14 IBC Section 104.11.1 Research reports. Supporting data, where necessary to assist in the APPROVAL of materials or assemblies not specifically provided for in this code, shall consist of valid research reports from approved sources. Research Reports Continued

15 15 Research Reports: ICC-ES Evaluation Reports Research Reports

16 16  The code allows for innovative products to be used in construction, but they must be approved by the building official  ICC-ES also provides/creates criteria that enable the use of innovative products  ICC-ES enables code officials to approve innovative products with confidence ICC-ES Allowing Innovation in a Safe Manner

17 17 Q: Who has the authority and responsibility to review and approve alternative materials, methods, research and test reports? A: THE BUILDING OFFICIAL Who Has the Responsibility?

18 18 WHO, ME? ? Who?

19 19 Example ACME Manufacturing produces a new and exciting shear wall for use in high seismic areas (SDC D & E) and hurricanes (including Category 4) ACME Manufacturing, INC. Continued

20 20 ACME’s “Super Shear Wall” –It’s shaked! (not stirred) –It’s baked! –It’s dynamically tested! –It has super ductility! –It’s fast! –It’s economical! BUT… ACME Manufacturing, INC

21 21 Building Official: “Your engineering and test data look like Greek to me!” Mr. Acme: “It looks like Greek because it is Greek!” The Problem

22 22 Building Official: “If you only had an ICC-ES Report for your Super Shear Wall” The Solution

23 23 2006 Nationwide Survey of Building Officials: 80% of Building Officials prefer ICC-ES Evaluation Reports over other evaluation resources for approving building products Building Official’s Preference

24 24 Telephone conversation with an architect on September 8, 2008: Architect: “Mr. Smith, we are having trouble with a jurisdiction in Northern California approving a standing seam steel roof deck that we specified on a building.” Mr. Smith: “What seems to be the problem?” Architect: “The jurisdiction wants an ICC-ES Evaluation Report for the roof covering, but the manufacturer doesn’t have one. The manufacturer says they don’t need an ICC-ES Evaluation Report.” Actual Case Continued

25 25 Telephone conversation with an architect on September 8, 2008: Mr. Smith: “That is correct. However, the building official is probably not comfortable approving the steel roof deck without an ICC-ES Evaluation Report.” Architect: “Do you know of any steel roof deck manufacturers that have ICC-ES Evaluation Reports?” Mr. Smith: “Go to the ICC ES website and search under CSI Division 5 at www.icc-es.org.” Architect: “Thank you very much! This roof deck approval has been holding up our permit.” Actual Case

26 26 Now for the details… The Details

27 27 An ICC-ES Evaluation Report is a report on a specific building product that  Provides code officials the assurance of consistency, fairness and technical accuracy  Represents an independent finding of how the product meets performance and prescriptive provisions in the code What Information Is on an ICC-ES Evaluation Report? Continued

28 28  CSI filing information  Report holder name and contact information  Codes on which evaluation was based  Uses of subject  Description of report subject  Description of installation  Conditions of use  Evidence submitted  Product identification information What Information Is on an ICC-ES Evaluation Report? Continued

29 29 What Information Is on an ICC-ES Evaluation Report? CSI Division Number - ICC-ES Evaluation Reports, and the building products represented in them, are organized according to the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) Master format system. Report Holder - The name and address of the company or organization that has applied for the Evaluation Report. Evaluation Subject - The specific product(s) covered by the report. Description - Provides a general description of the product and its features, such as length, thickness, etc. Installation - Identifies general and often specific requirements to help the inspector ensure the product is installed properly according to the code requirements or acceptance criteria. Conditions of Use - Statement that the product, as described in the Evaluation Report, complies with or is a suitable alternative to the requirements of the applicable code and a list of conditions under which the report is issued. Evidence Submitted - Data (i.e. test reports, calculations, installation instructions) that was used in evaluating the product. Identification - Information that can be used to identify the product, including the manufacturer’s name, product code, Evaluation Report number, etc. Evaluation Scope - The code(s) that were used to evaluate the product. Properties Evaluated - A brief description of the properties the product was evaluated against such as fire resistance and wind resistance. This section also shows if the product can be used for structural purposes. Uses - Identifies the scope of the Evaluation Report and relates the product evaluated to code provisions. 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

30 30  The benefits of having an evaluation report depend on the end user  The benefits are different for a code official, manufacturer and engineer/architect Code Official Manufacturer Engineer/ Architect ICC-ES Evaluation Report What Are the Benefits of Having an ICC-ES Evaluation Report?

31 31  Provides full technical support for its evaluation services to building departments  Confidence that products comply with codes and standards nationwide  Trusted source that code officials and industry have relied on for over 50 years  No cost – You can download and print the evaluation reports free of charge  Created by building departments to evaluate products the way they would if they had the resources  Saves time Benefits of ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to the Code Official

32 32 The ICC-ES Evaluation Report gives the building official complete information…  No need to spend time evaluating products  No need to look through multiple resources  No time needed on research The result – a more effective and efficient approval process How Does the ICC-ES Evaluation Report Save Time?

33 33  Streamlines the process to get product used in construction projects  Selling advantage  Competitive advantage  Reaching industry through ICC’s reputation and wide distribution channels Benefits of ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to the Manufacturer

34 34  Streamlines the building approval process  Confidence that products comply with codes and standards nationwide  Trusted source  No cost – You can download and print the evaluation reports free of charge  Possibilities to include innovation and creativity into design Benefits of ICC-ES Evaluation Report to the Engineer/Architect

35 35 Basis for evaluation  Code provisions  Where code provisions are applicable, the code is the basis for evaluation  Acceptance criteria  Where the code does not address the product or system, or is not clear about the requirements, specific acceptance criteria are developed as the basis for evaluation How Are ICC-ES Evaluation Reports Developed?

36 36 Technical review  Examine product test reports, calculations, etc., based on code requirements or acceptance criteria  Resolve questions with applicant  Create the report  Internal review process for accuracy and consistency  Where required by the code or an acceptance criterion, a third party, accredited inspection agency inspects manufacturing process and manufacturer’s quality system How Is Code Compliance Evaluated?

37 37 Inspections and Testing Requirements Test Laboratories: Must be accredited to ISO/IEC Standard17025, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories, for the specific tests they will be conducting. Inspection Agencies: Must be accredited to ISO/IEC Standard 17020, General Criteria for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection, for the specific disciplines they are inspecting. How Is Code Compliance Evaluated? *Accreditation must be by International Accreditation Service (IAS) or an accreditation body that is a partner in a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA)

38 38  ICC-ES staff works with the report applicant to draft appropriate acceptance criteria  In some cases products can be evaluated against existing acceptance criteria  Proposed acceptance criteria are posted on the ICC-ES website for 30 days prior to the Evaluation Committee Hearing to allow comments from interested parties How Are ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria Developed? Continued

39 39  In some limited cases acceptance criteria are balloted to the Evaluation Committee  The ICC-ES Evaluation Committee, composed of representatives of governmental members, has an open and unbiased process that includes holding public hearings, reviewing comments and voting on proposed acceptance criteria  Approved criteria are posted on the ICC-ES website for use by parties interested in an ICC-ES evaluation report How Are ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria Developed? Continued

40 40  ICC-ES evaluation reports represent an independent finding of how the report subject meets performance and prescriptive provisions in the code  The unbiased evaluation process is a way for industries to develop solutions and create a level playing field between manufacturers The Final Report Continued

41 41 The end result is an evaluation report that provides the code officials and specifier (engineer, architect) the assurance of technical accuracy, code compliance consistency and fairness The Final Report

42 42  Reports are valid for a certain timeframe  New reports are re-examined one year after issuance  After the first year, the option is for a one- or two-year re-examination  Re-examination verifies that the report subject has not changed and code changes do not require a revision of the report  Successful re-examination results in re-issuance of the report ICC-ES Evaluation Report Maintenance

43 43  May be included on the product or packaging  Products must include the evaluation report number to reference the report for details to verify code compliance and applicability  Both marks are valid for use Old MarkNew Mark The ICC-ES Mark

44 44 www.icc-es.org/  Click on the Evaluation Reports tab  Search by –Product –Manufacturer –Report number  No cost to access ICC-ES encourages links to our website for immediate access to evaluation reports ICC-ES Evaluation Reports FREE Online

45 45 For a complimentary copy of the CD, please contact us at order@iccsafe.org Note: For the most current information, please visit our website at www.icc-es.org. New Techniques and Methods of Building Innovation on CD

46 46 What is ICC-ES?  ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council  History dates back nearly 80 years  Created as an extension of the code official’s staff  Serves as a national resource to building departments in jurisdictions across the United States  Governed by a Board of code officials ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. Continued

47 47 What is ICC-ES?  ICC-ES has immediate access to the resources that maintain the International Codes  ICC-ES provides building departments and industry with full technical support for its services  ICC-ES is a product-evaluation service, the global leader in evaluating building products, components, methods and materials for compliance with the code  ICC-ES is a nonprofit and public-benefit corporation ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. Continued

48 48 What is ICC-ES?  ICC-ES evaluates products used from a building’s foundation to its roof–from vinyl siding to cotton- fiber insulation to attic vents to wood I-joists  An organization with a dedicated staff of:  Evaluation specialists  Professional engineers  Licensed architects whose only job is to evaluate building products ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. Continued

49 49  ICC-ES is accredited by ANSI as a product certification entity under ISO Guide 65  General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems  Four ICC-ES offices:  Los Angeles  Birmingham  Chicago  Washington, D.C. ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. Continued

50 50  ICC-ES is a third-party evaluation service that evaluates all products in a uniform manner  We create a level playing field for the evaluation of manufacturers and for the acceptance of innovative products by building departments ICC Evaluation Service, Inc.

51 51 The ICC-ES PMG Listing Program is an evaluation service that assists code officials and industry professionals in determining whether plumbing, mechanical or fuel gas products comply with applicable standards and codes What Is the ICC-ES PMG Listing Program?

52 52 Code compliance is an added feature in the ICC-ES PMG Listing Program, not normally offered in many other listing programs ICC-ES PMG Listing Program

53 53 The ICC-ES PMG Listing program evaluates products based on the following codes:  International Plumbing Code ®  International Mechanical Code ®  International Fuel Gas Code ®  Uniform Plumbing Code ®  Uniform Mechanical Code ®  International Residential Code ® What Codes Are Covered by ICC-ES PMG Listings?

54 54  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that identifies water-efficient products (toilets & bathroom sink faucets)  Cost up to 20% lower than competing listing services  ICC-ES PMG Listing provides both the ICC-ES PMG Listing Mark and the EPA WaterSense Mark ICC-ES Offers WaterSense ®

55 55  New program to provide third-party verification information about sustainable construction products  Introduced in October 2008  Voluntary program in which manufacturers apply to have construction products evaluated by ICC-ES  Code compliance is outside the scope of the program SAVE ™ Program S ustainable A ttributes V erification and E valuation Continued

56 56 PROGRAM GUIDELINES Evaluations are based on nine guidelines:  Recycled content (postconsumer/preconsumer)  Regional materials  Bio-based materials  Certified wood products  Solar reflectance index and thermal emittance of roofing materials SAVE ™ Program S ustainable A ttributes V erification and E valuation Continued

57 57 PROGRAM GUIDELINES  Volatile organic compound content (adhesives and sealants)  Volatile organic compound content (paints and coatings)  Urea formaldehyde resin content in composite wood products  Volatile organic compound emissions of floor coverings SAVE ™ Program S ustainable A ttributes V erification and E valuation Continued

58 58 VERIFICATION OF ATTRIBUTES REPORT (VAR) Product evaluations under this program may result in a Verification of Attributes Report (VAR). Information in VAR designed to be helpful for those seeking to qualify for points under major green rating systems, including:  US Green Building Council’s LEED  Green Globes’ GBI  ICC/NAHB’s proposed National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Continued SAVE ™ Program S ustainable A ttributes V erification and E valuation

59 59 VERIFICATION OF ATTRIBUTES REPORT (VAR) Designers, specifiers, code officials and consumers will be able to access all VARs online at: www.icc-es.org/SAVE SAVE ™ Program S ustainable A ttributes V erification and E valuation Manufacturers will find information about applying for a VAR on the website.

60 60 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT THE ICC-ES WEBSITE www.icc-es.org


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