The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) greatly expanded the scope of accreditation for the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). ICC-ES can now evaluate many new product classifications to the provisions of standards referenced by the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC), which gives numerous ICC-ES report and listing holders the ability to apply for recognition that will allow their products to be used throughout the Canadian territories.
This latest scope expansion includes:
- Bolts, screws and studs;
- Nails and staples;
- Wood-protecting chemicals;
- Wood, sawlogs and sawn lumber, including structural composite lumber and cross-laminated timber;
- Wood-based panels, including hardwood and decorative plywood;
- Roofing products and materials;
- Doors and windows;
- Wood truss metal-connector plates;
- Thermal and sound insulating materials; and,
- Earthworks, excavations, foundation construction and underground works.
In total, ICC-ES is now accredited to evaluate 51 different categories of products in Canada.
“This is great news for many manufacturers seeking Canadian distribution for their building and plumbing products, components and systems,” said ICC-ES Quality Systems Director David Pereg, P.E. “Canada is an attractive and robust market, and ICC-ES’ ability to provide a wide range of product certifications for Canada will greatly benefit ICC-ES customers. We are proud to be able to continually roll out new options that help our customers succeed.”
The Building Products Listing Program and PMG Products Listing Program for the Canadian market provides manufacturers a way to indicate to code officials, designers and specifiers that products comply with consensus standards referenced in the NBCC. Manufacturers can go to jurisdictions in both the U.S. and Canada and have their products readily approved by code officials of the two countries.