Intertek Expands Code Evaluation Services

  Intertek Expands Code Evaluation Services

Enhanced program provides building products clients an Intertek Research
Report, creating a timely and cost-effective solution to show product
compliance for alternative materials and systems.

Business Wire

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- June 20, 2013

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide,
announces the expansion of their Code Evaluation Services. Intertek now issues
Intertek Research Reports (IRRs) to assist Intertek certification clients in
providing evidence to building code authorities, architects, specifiers, and
contractors that a new or alternative material, product, or system complies
with the intent of the building codes. Now, clients can partner with Intertek
from start to finish, getting their building products to market in a more
efficient and cost effective manner while demonstrating code compliance to
Authorities Having Jurisdiction.

Code reports are needed when new building products or systems are introduced
into the market and they are either an alternative that is not currently
covered in the code, (e.g., the International Building Code), or are part of a
system that encompasses multiple requirements in the code. In order to
demonstrate compliance of the product or system, manufacturers can work with
Intertek for testing, certification, and an Intertek Research Report. The
product or system will be eligible for Intertek’s Warnock Hersey Certification
Mark and will be listed in Intertek’s Warnock Hersey Directory of Listed
Products, which will place all relevant information for code officials,
designers, and specifiers into one easy-to-access location.

Michael Beaton, Intertek’s Director of Product Evaluations said, “Intertek has
offered code evaluation services for more than 10 years. The IRR is the last
piece of the puzzle for our building products clients, now making it possible
for them to work with one agency from start to finish. We have developed a
streamlined process that eliminates redundancy and our fee structure is based
on fair charges for work performed.” Michael brings over 25 years of industry
experience and is helping re-shape the industry’s code evaluation process.

“Providing a code report is an important evolution in Intertek's commitment to
partnering with our customers and the industry," said Gavin Campbell, Global
Senior Vice President, Building Products, Intertek. "Our Intertek Research
Report was designed to help our customers get to market in a much more
expedient and cost-effective manner than they are used to. In bringing Michael
Beaton on board, customers can be assured in our process and market

For more information on Intertek’s Code Evaluation Services:

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