ISAT Blue Banger Hanger First to be Evaluated to Requirements of New ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria AC446
ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has issued an evaluation report (ESR-3599) to International Seismic Application Technology (ISAT) for their Blue Banger Hanger. This is the first product to be evaluated to the new ICC-ES acceptance criteria for headed cast-in specialty inserts in concrete (AC446). The Blue Banger Hanger PIP poured-in-place and SDI steel deck cast-in-place headed inserts for use in cracked and uncracked concrete are alternatives to structural cast-in anchors under the 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC).“As the industry develops new and innovative products not included in the International Codes, ICC-ES works diligently through the ICC-ES Evaluation Committee and with the industry to develop acceptance criteria for these products,” said ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian, P.E. “Manufacturers are able to bring their products to market quickly with the assurance of a rigorous technical evaluation.”
The ISAT PIP concrete inserts are used to resist static, wind, and seismic tension and shear loads in cracked and uncracked normal-weight concrete and sand-lightweight concrete. The ISAT SDI steel deck concrete inserts are used to resist static, wind, and seismic tension and shear loads in the soffit of cracked and uncracked normal-weight concrete and sand-lightweight concrete on metal deck.
“Through its expedited program, ICC-ES evaluated our product quickly and thoroughly,” said Al LaRoche, Vice President – Engineering, International Seismic Application Technology. “Input from the reviewing ICC-ES engineers provided added value to the report content. We are pleased to show that our product meets the most current code requirements and look forward to working with ICC-ES again.”
These specialty inserts may be installed in regions of concrete where cracking has occurred or where analysis indicates cracking may occur, subject to the conditions of ESR-3599. They may also be used to resist short-term loading due to wind or seismic forces in locations designated as Seismic Design Categories A through F of the IBC, subject to the conditions of ESR-3599.
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), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. Reports from both listing programs are now accepted in Canada. The ICC-ES Environmental Programs issue VAR environmental reports that verify a product meets specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. The Environmental Programs offer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and validation/verification of EPDs to meet global market demand for science-based, transparent, quality-assured information about a product’s environmental performance. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.