ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
ICC-ES Expands Partnership with SAI Global to Test, Evaluate and Certify Building Products in Australia and New Zealand

ICC-ES Expands Partnership with SAI Global to Test, Evaluate and Certify Building Products in Australia and New Zealand
Manufactures will benefit from combined testing, inspection, reduced cost and turnaround time

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES)—the experts in building product evaluation and certification—has expanded their partnership certification program with SAI Global-the largest certifying body in Australia and New Zealand. Under this partnership, plumbing product manufacturers and now building product manufacturers will benefit from combined factory audits and streamlined testing, evaluation and inspection from two reputable organizations, reducing the turnaround time and cost to obtain certification in all three countries.

“ICC-ES is excited to expand our partnership certification program with SAI Global, providing the highest quality testing, evaluation and certification of building and plumbing products,” said ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian, P.E. “Manufacturers who use this program will be able to display both the ICC-ES and SAI Global marks of conformity on certified products, further increasing their global market acceptance.”

ICC-ES and SAI Global are ready to help manufacturers expand their building product certification globally. For more information about this program, contact Qiaoli Meng, P.E., ICC-ES PMG Staff Engineer at 1-800-423-6587, ext. 3777 or e-mail qmeng@icc-es.org.

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 SAI Global
Having certified more than 3,000 manufacturers worldwide, SAI Global is Australia’s leading and largest certification body. SAI Global provides third party assurance that a particular product meets the specified requirements of a nominated product standard.  SAI Global StandardsMark™ on the product represents reliability, quality assurance and safety.