Q: What is an evaluation report?

A: According to the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES): 

"An evaluation report presents the findings of ICC-ES as to the compliance with code requirements of the subject of the report -- a particular building product, component, method or material."

Q: Who uses evaluation reports? 

A: According to the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES): 

"ICC-ES evaluation reports are aimed particularly at making it easier for those charged with enforcing code -- building officials, building departments, building inspectors in the field -- to determine the compliance of products with code. Evaluation reports are also used extensively by architects, engineers, contractors, specifiers, and others in the building industry who have an interest in making sure products and systems meet building-code requirements." 

Q: What is ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), and what is the purpose of its work?

A: According to the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES): 

"ICC-ES is a nonprofit, limited liability company that does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials. If it is found that the subject of an evaluation complies with code requirements, then ICC-ES publishes a report to that effect, and makes the report available to the public. ICC-ES evaluation reports are intended mainly to aid agencies that enforce building regulations, by assisting them to determine code compliance. On the other hand, companies that hold evaluation reports find them to be of great value, because their products have been recognized as code-complying by an organization known for its independence, impartiality, and technical expertise." 

Learn more from the ICC-ES website and FAQ section.

 

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