We’ve noticed of late that more than a few pedestrian traffic coating Manufacturer’s have moved their listings out of ICC-ES over to IAMPO’s Uniform Evaluation Service at https://www.iapmoes.org/.
ICC-ES has been the major evaluation service in the Building Industry for many years and is recognized worldwide. However, their long hold on the industry as the evaluation service that manufacturer’s go to is being challenged by IAMPO. We spoke with several manufacturer’s who told us that they were saving substantial sums of money on yearly fees for their products listings by switching to IAMPO.
IAMPO meets ANSI standards as an evaluation service, meeting established criteria that gives consumers, building officials and contractors confidence that the products being used are evaluated and approved for the use (s) listed in the report.
Currently under Division 7 listings for pedestrian traffic coatings we see Hill Brothers Chemical Company with their Desert Crete system, Kemper America with their urethane pedestrian traffic coating, Mer-Ko by Westcoat with the Shurdeck system and Multicoat Corporation.
One other manufacturer told us they were seriously considering moving over to IAMPO’s Evaluation service as well, citing yearly fees of $40,000 to maintain their ICC-ES listings. Well, the market loves competition so we will see how ICC-ES responds; losing fees from defecting companies hurts their bottom line.
Manufacturer’s, any comments on what your plans are? Are you considering switching to IAMPO? Let us know.