The Standards Council of Canada has greatly expanded the scope of accreditation for the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), the experts in building and plumbing product evaluation. 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.
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 United States and Canada and have their products readily approved by code officials of the two countries.
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build, and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable, and resilient structures. Most United States communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
ICC-ES is a nonprofit, limited liability company that does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials. ICC-ES evaluation reports; building product listings; and plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and solar thermal product listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards.