BoxBolt® Earns ICC-ES Evaluation Report
BoxBolt®, provided by LNA Solutions, Ann Arbor, Michigan, received an evaluation report (ESR#3217) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that the blind anchor bolt meets code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers, and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving anchor bolts in construction projects under international code standards.
ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explained why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are important. “LNA Solutions can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” Moinian said. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.” ICC-ES thoroughly examined LNA Solution’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. The method of using “blind-bolt type” fasteners has been recognized since 1996 in the AISC Steel Construction Manual (Section 7-13) as an alternative to welding; however, it was not a certified solution by an accrediting agency.
“Our customers have been asking for us to acquire such approval, with the need to have an ICC Evaluation Report being the most common request,” according to Terry Doran, Vice President of Sales for LNA Solutions.
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs) and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. ICC-ES also issues environmental reports verifying that products meet specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit http://www.icc-es.org.
“Since no other blind fastener had ever undergone the evaluation process, ICC required that we develop an Acceptance Criteria (AC) for BoxBolt,” Doran said. “We then began working with Ronald Hamburger, Senior Principal at Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger to develop what is now known as AC437. This was approved by ICC-ES for testing.”
BoxBolt is the only blind fastener that has an ESR from the ICC-ES.
For free literature and additional information, contact LNA Solutions, Inc., a Kee Safety Company, 3924A Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Toll-free: 888-724-2323. Phone: 734-677-2305. Fax: 734-677-2339. Email: [email protected]. URL: www.LNASolutions.com. For specific information about BoxBolt ICC-ES ESR-3217 certification visit: https://www.lnasolutions.com/ICC-3217