Building Industry & Association Programs
Add recognition to your building products and take part in our certification and quality assurance programs
Intertek’s active participation in industry and associations allow for a better understanding of your needs as a customer, resulting in an increased ability to provide the assurance, testing, inspection, and certification services right for you. We will give you the confidence to ensure specifiers and customers that products bearing certification labels have been verified to meet program requirements on an ongoing basis through independent inspection and testing.
If you have a need that is not satisfied by our current programs, please contact our help desk and we will be happy to discuss developing a program that will.
IAS Metal Building Systems Inspection Accreditation
IAS accredits the inspection programs of companies that design and fabricate custom engineered metal building systems. The accreditation is based on requirements in IAS Accreditation Criteria AC472, International Building Code® and related standards. The accreditation criteria covers inspections of metal building system elements that are essential for designing, specifying, building or approving metal building systems.
Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
Intertek works with the CSSB, a non-profit trade association that provides membership services to quality cedar shake & shingle manufacturers. The CSSB promotes the use of Certi-labelTM cedar roofing and sidewall products and has earned the distinction as “the recognized authority since 1915”.
The Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc. (VSI) is the trade association for manufacturers of vinyl and other polymeric siding and suppliers to the industry. As industry advocates, it’s our goal to further the development and growth of the vinyl and polymeric siding industry by helping to develop material, product, and performance standards in cooperation with standards-making organizations and code bodies.
Steel Framing Industry Association
Provide your customers with confidence that your cold-formed steel framing and connectors comply to International Building Code and other Steel Framing Industry Association Program requirements. Participation in the SFIA Stud Code Compliance Certification Program for Cold-Formed Steel Framing and the SFIA Connector Code Compliance Certification Program for Cold-Formed Steel Construction Connectors will do just that.
Single Ply Roofing Association
SPRI is a collection of commercial roofing industry experts dedicated to providing an open forum for discussion, education, and innovation. We provide ongoing resources and expertise for contractors, architects, and building owners. We are the leading authority in single-ply roofing. Our network deals exclusively with thermosets, thermoplastics, and modified bitumens. Here, you’ll find easy access to online publications and documents that range from generic technical guidelines for design and application to general information about roof maintenance and emergency repairs.
Vinyl Manufacturers Association (VMA)
The IAS Metal Building Systems Inspection Accreditation (VMA) originated in 2004 as the Vinyl Fence Deck & Railing Manufacturers Association (VFDRMA). In an effort to raise the standards for the vinyl industry VMA instituted a certification program to maintain product quality. In addition to the standard testing like impact, weather, and wind, the certification program focuses on the cell classification of the Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) based on the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.
The 2000 Legislature authorized implementation of the first edition of the Florida Building Code. Now in its fifth edition, the Code governs the design, construction, erection, alteration, modification, repair, and demolition of public and private buildings, structures, and facilities in the state. Affordable housing developments must comply with these provisions. This overview summarizes the history of the Code’s development, its scope, adoption, and maintenance. Sources drawn upon for this summary include Florida Building Commission publications, Legislative Committee analyses of recent Building Code bills, Florida Statutes, and the Building Code itself.
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