QAI Laboratories Offers New Certification Program per ASTM E2634, Standard Specification for Flat Wall Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) Systems. May 17, 2010
As the ICF industry is launching the usage of their recently published ASTM Product Standard Specification in to the 2012 International Building Codes, QAI has designed a Certification program to smoothly transition existing recognitions in to compliance with this revolutionary standard, with a revolutionary approach of our own:
QAI will perform the evaluation of existing data to the new ASTM specification at no charge.
The QAI Certification program for ICF’s allows incorporation of existing product certifications to industry standards such as ASTM C578, ASTM E84, ASTM E119, CAN/ULC S701, ICC-ES AC12, and ICC-ES AC353, and applies the already developed test data and quality assurance documentation to the requirements of the new specification. QAI accepts data from any accredited agency, and performs the test data evaluation at no charge. QAI will also accept existing manufacturing plant quality documentation in compliance with ICC-ES AC10, and review at no charge.
Upon completion of the initial review, QAI will then prepare a proposal to conduct any further testing and evaluation required to comply with ASTM E2634. Once compliance to the standard is determined, QAI will prepare a certification documentation package including listing to all desired standards (including past/existing standards), and an easy-to-follow factory inspection manual using the already-in-place procedures at the manufacturing plants.
QAI’s Competitive Edge: Lower Cost, ICF Industry Expertise
Without the overhead and inefficiencies of larger corporate labs, QAI’s pricing and turn around time are unbeatable. Our lower fees are guaranteed to save you money immediately, and with a single-point-of-contact project manager, you get rapid, expert service at all times. QAI General Manager, Chris Bowness, PE, a veteran ICF code-compliance engineer, has been an on-going participant with the ASTM E2634 standard committee since its inception. QAI is also the only testing and certification agency that is a member of the ICFA.
As a member of ICFA, QAI offers a 10% discount on all services to fellow ICFA members
One standard, one agency, one solution, QAI is without doubt the best choice in specialty testing and certification services to meet the needs of the ICF industry.
Call us for a free consultation at (540) 636-9445, or email ICF Program Manager Chris Scoville at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.qai.org for more information.