BuildBlock Products 2012 IRC/IBC Code Approval Renewed
BuildBlock ICFs received 2012 IRC/IBC code approval renewals through Intertek one of seventeen accredited Product Certification Agencies (PCA) providing product evaluation reports under the International Accreditation Service (IAS).
(Oklahoma City, OK, April 16, 2014) BuildBlock Building Systems is proud to announce Intertek has updated code evaluation reports for all BuildBlock products bringing the 2009 compliance current to 2012. All BuildBlock products are now currently certified for the 2012 IRC (International Residential Code) and 2012 IBC (International Building Code). Intertek like the ICC is one of seventeen accredited organizations providing product evaluation reports under the International Accreditation Service (IAS). The Intertek IRR report is the same style report and carries the same weight as an ICC code approval. The BuildBlock IRR-1003 is available on https://buildblock.com or may be viewed downloaded from their website at https://whdirectory.intertek.com/Pages/DLP_SearchDetail.aspx?SpecID=33068
An Intertek Research Report (IRR) is prepared by Intertek summarizing their review of a manufacturer’s data
demonstrating code compliance of their product or system. IRRs address compliance with the code and not just a single code-referenced standard. IRRs are compiled after testing from laboratories accredited to ISO Standard 17025. Review of data is conducted by experienced engineers and architects who are separate from the testing staff and testing requirements are based on code or established normative standards such as an acceptance criteria approved by the ICC-ES Evaluation Committee.
BuildBlock products may display the Warnock Hersey (WH) Certification mark. The WH Mark is recognized by all Authorities Having Jurisdiction including building code officials, fire marshals, and inspectors across North America. BuildBlock chose the Intertek IRR report to continue to provide the highest standards and code compliance testing information to code officials, building inspectors, and consumers.
Review of data is conducted by experienced engineers and architects who are separate from the testing staff and testing requirements are based on code or established normative standards such as an acceptance criteria approved by the ICC-ES Evaluation Committee.
Intertek has long been the organization providing research reports to the ICC for product certification. BuildBlock chose to go to the source of the reports and work directly with inspectors and testing professionals. Intertek is recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an Accredited Certification Body and is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as an accredited Testing Organization and Certification Body. The WH Mark is a recognized alternative to the CSA and UL marks for Canada and the US.
BuildBlock® Building Systems LLC is the manufacturer of BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) the most environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient and disaster resistant methods of residential and commercial construction. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, BuildBlock serves North America through its 13 manufacturing facilities located in Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts, Idaho, Indiana, Florida, Alabama, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, Missouri, and Alberta, Canada.
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