ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
ICC-ES and Twining, Inc. to Cooperate in Testing and Certification of Supplementary and Alternative Cementitious Materials

ICC-ES and Twining, Inc. to Cooperate in Testing and Certification of Supplementary and Alternative Cementitious Materials
Cooperation will help contribute to the Reduction of CO2 Emissions and Enhancing Sustainability

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), the experts in built environment product evaluation and certification, and Twining, Inc., experts in cementitious materials science and construction material testing, are now working in concert to best serve the needs of manufacturers of alternative and supplemental cementitious materials.

This cooperation makes available a smooth transition between testing and the evaluations or listings of such products.  ICC-ES has in place criteria relative to innovative supplemental cementitious materials and can readily evaluate to the relevant available ASTM standards.

“ICC-ES is very excited about this new relationship.” said ICC-ES president, Shahin Moinian, P.E. “Twining Inc., with its expert engineers in concrete materials and the state of the art equipment in testing such materials is the ideal partner for ICC-ES in testing and evaluating these products.  We are also excited about conducting product evaluation for products that can reduce the CO2 emission to the environment.”

“We are very thrilled to be in this unique cooperation with ICC-ES,” said Rob Ryan, president and CEO of the Twining, Inc. “Twining Inc.’s expertise and reputation in testing cementitious materials and concrete, coupled with ICC-ES expertise and reputation in product evaluation gives the manufacturers the best options in conformity assessment of such products.”

ICC-ES and Twining, Inc. are ready to meet with manufacturers of supplementary and alternative cementitious materials in order to guide them through the testing and evaluation process of their products.

For more information, contact an ICC-ES Connect+ Customer Care expert at 1-800-423-6587 ext. 1.

About ICC-ES 
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 member of the ICC Family of Companies. For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.
About Twining
Twining has been setting standards in construction materials science, analysis and testing for almost 120 years. It employs professionals who have expertise in chemistry of cements, natural pozzolans and fly ash, slag and other inorganic cementitious materials; good knowledge of processing methods; true understanding of concrete materials science and concrete production and construction. Testing of materials and products for build environment is one of the prime areas of company’s expertise.  It leverages the ability to improve existing regulations and author new guidelines. Our experts participate in the development of tests methods, standards and specifications, and actively collaborate with specifiers and regulatory agencies for the benefit of clients and industry.