ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
Updates To AC462 Accommodate Growing Number Of Evaluation Reports For Repurposed Shipping Containers

Jurisdictions throughout the world are actively engaged in this dynamic building material segment 

Brea, CA – ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) recently updated AC462 Structural Building Materials from Intermodal Shipping Containers to address new requirements for intermodal shipping containers provided in the 2021 IBC Chapter 31 Special Construction, Section 3115 Intermodal Shipping Containers. ICC-ES AC462 and the resulting ICC-ES evaluation reports also complement the ICC G5 2019 Guideline for the Safe Use of ISO Intermodal Shipping Containers Repurposed as Buildings and Building Components.

Shipping containers are currently being repurposed and converted into a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial facilities including office buildings, storage units, pop-up restaurants and even temporary hospital or medical facilities. ICC-ES has issued a number of evaluation reports to AC462 to date for a variety of satisfied clients.

“Our experience with ICC-ES has been remarkable,” said Kevin Smith, Equipment Management Services. “The assistance offered by the ICC-ES team greatly assisted us in developing the necessary tools and information to make application for certification approval. The process is very straightforward and is supported by an amazing team of professionals. In our industry the accomplishment of certification is not only necessary, but adds a level of quality and customer assurance in our capabilities and product. ICC-ES is a valuable asset to EMS, one that we will continue to grow with.”

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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. 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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