Code Compliance Research Reports (CCRRs)
A faster cost-effective way to demonstrate code compliance
Look to Intertek Code Compliance Research Reports (CCRRs) to demonstrate to building officials that your product meets the relevant codes. (CCRRs) can provide building officials with the information they need to approve the use of your building construction.
With over a decade of being fully engaged in development, execution, and issuing of code evaluations, Intertek can provide you a single source solution to testing, inspection, certification and evaluation of the relevant codes.
What are the advantages of using Intertek?
Intertek can provide their certification customers a single source solution to product certification and code evaluation. Intertek’s Code Evaluation Program is a streamlined process designed so the (CCRR) is ready to be issued at the conclusion of testing and certification. The typical back end review followed by other organizations is eliminated. Intertek fees for the CCRR, which reflect the efficiencies of the Intertek system, result in cost savings for Intertek clients (in one example, payback for the transition fees will be realized in 18 months, with 50% savings thereafter).
When is a CCRR needed?
CCRRs are useful for code officials to decide on approving products and systems when the product or system is an alternative under the code (typically, Section 104.11 of the IBC and IRC, though other codes have similar language). CCRRs also help where the product or system is governed by multiple requirements as it pulls the relevant code information into one technical report. CCRRs will identify the critical elements of the construction needed to meet the requirements of the code.
Each CCRR is developed under the supervision of a professionally licensed Intertek engineer who is separated from the testing process. This ensures there is an independent review of the testing necessary to demonstrate compliance with code.
Each CCRR is issued with Intertek’s ETL Mark—one of the most trusted and utilized marks in North America. This mark represents to code officials, architects, and the industry, that your product meets the relevant code requirements through rigorous testing, evaluation , and on-going, verification of compliance To see our current CCRRs, please see our product directory.
The CCRR demonstrates to code officials, engineers, architects and industry that your product complies with the applicable code requirements. CCRRs are accepted by building officials throughout the US as a valid research report from an approved source, making it easier to sell your product in thousands of jurisdictions across North America. Use of the Code Compliance ETL Mark to represent the CCRR brings instant recognition.
Intertek’s CCRR program is fully accredited under ISO/IEC Standard 17065, Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services, by International Accreditation Service (IAS), an International Code Council (ICC) Subsidiary, Our CCRR program is compliant to Section 1703 of the International Building Code.
Los Angeles Research Report (LARR)
If you intend to seek recognition of your products and systems from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), we can assist you in attaining an LA Research Report.
The LA Municipal Code requires an LA Research Report for alternative materials and specific product types, as outlined in LADBS Information Bulletin No. P/BC 2014-119 [note, there is a new version]. For some product types, LADBS will accept an evaluation report from a model code agency instead of the LARR, but you don't need to obtain an evaluation report from one of those agencies.
By using your CCRR to attain a LARR, and the resulting LADBS approval can be both faster and less expensive than applying to a model code agency for an evaluation report. And the benefits of our certification that help you make product modifications quickly and keep your CCRR and listings current make it easier to keep your recognition with LADBS up to date.
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