Building Code Regulatory Organizations
Duradek ensures products are tested in conformance to standards set by the following regulatory organizations.
The International Code Council (ICC) is a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. The ICC was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.
The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) offers a national evaluation service for all types of innovative building construction materials, products, systems and services. Operating within the National Research Council’s Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC), CCMC evaluations are supported by the latest technical research and expertise and are based on the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada or Provincial/Territorial Building Codes. CCMC-evaluated products are used in commercial and residential buildings.
The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) is a federal government organization that offers client-centered, comprehensive standards development and conformity assessment services in support of the economic, regulatory, procurement, health, safety and environmental interests of our stakeholders — government, industry and consumers.
The Florida Building Commission (FBC) is overseen by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and administers the Florida Product Approval system. The state of Florida has a unified code composed of two sections with product approval systems for each section.
The Texas Department of Insurance Requirements (TDI) is administerd by the state Engineering Services Program and is an evaluation service for assessing compliance to building code product and assembly requirements, particularly related to high velocity winds.
Third Party Testing Agencies
QAI conducts comprehensive evaluations for research and development and to establish code compliance and code authority recognition on building systems and components.
QAI is an accredited testing certification and inspection agency with the International code Council (IAS Accreditation) and Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and recognized by ICC-ES, CCMC, Florida Building Commission and others.
Founded in 1994 by a group of experienced certification and testing experts. QAI is an independent third-party testing, inspection and certification organization which serves the building industry and an established world-wide network of qualified affiliates.
Atlas Material Testing Solutions
Atlas Material Testing Solutions is a third-party material testing agency specializing in weathering testing, particularly with UV exposure.
Industry Association Memberships
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Caption: 2015 Recognition Award for Supporting the Decking Industry and Deck Safety Awareness
The North American Deck and Railing Association, NADRA is the voice of the deck and railing industry, promoting National Deck and Safety Month, helping guide the code writing and regulations with ICC and sponsoring DECK EXPO.
NADRA’s mission is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth and sustenance of the deck and railing building industry in North America.
The Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association keeps Duradek in touch with the local building community from our Head Office location. Duradek is an active participant in association events and conferences, sharing our waterproofing expertise.
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The Canadian Home Builders’ Association and Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC allows Duradek to stay in touch with the Building community on a national and provincial level. Whether participating as an exhibitor or attendee at the various association events, Duradek’s waterproofing expertise in available to all members of the building community.
As members of the BC Building Envelope Council, Duradek assists building envelope specialists with discovering the advantages of the Duradek system of waterproofing decks and flat roofs with how it is fully integrated into the building envelope to significantly reduce moisture issues associated with other deck and flat roof options.