Consumers

We can help you make a confident, informed decision.

As consumers, we expect everything we touch to be certified to a standard. From the cars we drive to the food we eat, everything is tested and retested, and then marked as compliant before we can purchase it. The same mentality applies to the building of our homes, businesses and schools. Someone is looking out for our well-being.

Architects and engineers must make great material selections; contractors must select alternatives that will be accepted by local code departments. How can anybody know which products have been independently evaluated to code requirements?

Our specialized construction codes and product certifications are tools for code officials, design/builders and the consumers.

PROVIDING UNIFORMITY

A typical building has more than 1,000 different types of building products in it. Just about every one of these components has a standard that has been agreed upon by industry and regulators that designates the size, composition, performance, and how that one product must work together within the system that is called a home, school or place of work.

IAPMO R&T Listings and Uniform Evaluation Reports provide uniformity in product certifications. Homebuilders, commercial builders, tradespeople and building owners all want consistency in the products used in construction. Our product certifications alert the person from a building and safety jurisdiction that the products being installed in the building have been tested and evaluated to the rules/laws that regulate its construction.

For more than 80 years, IAPMO and its subsidiaries have been involved in product recognition in the form of listings or evaluation reports.

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