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.
A safety expert believes a cigarette is to blame for sparking a massive fire on a deck on a condo in Florida. We recommend the use of fire resistant Class A rated solid surface decking over wood and synthetics for superior protection.
Watch the news clip below
I am pleased to announce that DeckExpert.com, along several with Div 7 Pedestrian Traffic Coatings manufacturer’s were part of a Better Homes & Gardens online article on the BH&G website recently.
I am actively seeking every opportunity I can find to promote Div 7 Pedestrian Traffic Coatings manufacturer’s in print media and video. This latest article, written by Berit Thorkelson, titled “Newest No Maintenance (or Low-Maintenance) Deck and Patio Materials”
features various new products and decking for homeowners to consider when building or remodeling a deck.
Products like Solar Stone, Rail Simple Railings and more are featured along with waterproof deck coatings from Div 7.
I gave the author quite a bit of info and listed every manufacturer of our products. Luck smiled on Dex-O-Tex, Pli-Dek and Westcoat for also garnering a mention in the few lines of print we got.
Check out the article and see what new products are now available-don’t forget to “Like” the article, Plus 1 it on Google and/or Tweet it out to your followers!
DeckExpert.com advertiser ENDURO products of Anaheim CA let us know that their Deck Coatings Enduro-Kote and Enduro Flex Coat have been evaluated by ICC-ES and a new report for Wind resistance, durability, fire resistance and fire classification has been released.
The new report (ICC-ESR 2245) provides proof that the products meet 2009 IRC, IBC codes as well as the older 2006 IRC/IBC and 1997 UBC codes.
ICC reports verify manufacturer’s claims through independent testing and evaluation of the results, thereby assuring users that they are code compliant for roof decks, walkways and stairs where One Hour and Class A fire resistant construction is required.
For more information and to read the new report, click here to go to ICC-ES’ website.
For more information and to find where to purchase Enduro Products at Enduro’s website, click here.
CODE COUNCIL NETWORKS UP AND RUNNING
The International Code Council has established new security safeguards to its networks, completing repairs which shut down access to ICC networks including website, staff email and telephones during the week of September 13. Access to Code Council staff and its website is fully operational as of today, September 21. The Code Council apologizes for the delays and inconvenience the shutdown created for its stakeholders. Any deadlines which expired during the shutdown have been extended one week from the original deadline, where feasible. Our internal review concluded that due to existing policies regarding protection of member and customer data, this information remained secure as we addressed the cause of the security breach to our networks. We will continue to focus on protecting the Code Council’s networks and providing a safe, usable and convenient experience for users of our systems. Thank you for your support and your patience.