Code development and approval is a very complex and stylized process. Grounded in our third-party attributes of credibility and objectiveness, we bring broad and in-depth expertise across multiple engineering and construction disciplines to help building product manufacturers obtain code compliance for their products, materials, and systems. Our clients benefit from our extensive expertise in the field of building codes and regulations, as well as our active and ongoing participation in the code approval and code development processes.
Our in-house experts determine if a product, technology, or system complies with a specific building code.
We work with manufacturers of proprietary products to obtain or update code reports from evaluation agencies in an expedited manner. The code reports are used to demonstrate code compliance and help overcome barriers to market acceptance.
For products that are just entering the market or expanding their markets to new applications, we work with code evaluation agencies on behalf of the manufacturer to develop acceptance criteria that meet the intent of the building code. As part of this service, our experts are available to testify at public hearings to facilitate the approval process.
For clients seeking to obtain approval for systems or solutions directly through the model building codes, our staff experts develop proposals for change and work through the code update process to facilitate adoption of the proposed provisions.
Our staff is able to provide valuable expert testimony on behalf of our clients at public Code Development and Evaluation Service Hearings in support of efforts to advance changes to codes or acceptance criteria or to contest unfavorable proposals.