Special privilege confirms ICC-ES’s spot as a global player in the conformity assessment field
Brea, CA – ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) was just voted in as an observer member of the European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA). This marks the first time EOTA has welcomed an observer from across the Atlantic and culminates ICC-ES’s long history with EOTA and its members. ICC-ES now can work closer than ever with EOTA in order to aid mutual clients to meet the construction product requirements in global markets.
ICC-ES has been working diligently with EOTA for many years, in an effort to align technical specifications across both entities. This cross-licensing agreement, currently in place, allows both sides to use copyrighted technical content for each other’s specifications. The agreement was put in place to streamline product evaluation for both American and European manufacturers of building products.
“We are excited that ICC-ES has been extended this important privilege, and are pleased to be a part of EOTA,” said ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian, P.E. “EOTA, similar to ICC-ES, facilitates innovation in construction.”
“Extending observer membership is a positive next step in our working relationship with ICC-ES,” said Sergio Vazquez Jímenez, Secretary General, EOTA. “Both organizations can continue to move forward in creating a synergy in the global assessment field.”
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. 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. ICC-ES is a member of the ICC family of solutions.
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