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IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) has announced that California-based SidePlate Systems, Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0525 to reference: the 2015 and 2012 International Building Code (IBC); the 2015 and 2012 International Residential Code (IRC); the 2016 and 2013 editions of the California Building Code (CBC); and the 2017 City of Los Angeles Building Code (LABC). ER-0525 states that SidePlate Systems, Inc. Steel Frame Connection Technology: FieldWelded and Field-Bolted Connections, as shown in the report, satisfy applicable code requirements.
This honor provides code officials with a concise summary of the products’ attributes and documentation of code compliance.
SidePlate Systems, Inc. was evaluated by IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service jointly with LADBS under the City’s Pilot Program to Satisfy Seismic Requirements in Los Angeles and California. LADBS has been issuing Los Angeles Research Reports (LARR) based on a UES evaluation report since 2009.
Products recognized with an IAPMO UES Evaluation Report have undergone evaluation based on applicable requirements within the Uniform Family of Codes and the International Family of Codes, as well as codes published by other entities. UES staff thoroughly examined SidePlate product information, test reports, calculations, quality-control methods and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“The issuance of ER-0525 is very significant for SidePlate,” said President and CEO Henry Gallart, MS, PE, SE. “We are most impressed with the cooperation between UES and LABDS in working to achieve joint recognition. UES provides industry-leading technical reviews, combined with great customer service. SidePlate finds UES’ passion for what they do to be a game-changing advantage and we highly recommend them.”