Architectural Testing Announces ANSI Accreditation of its CCRR Program

Architectural Testing, which unveiled its Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR) program in 2005, has obtained ANSI accreditation of the program.

This service was designed to address manufacturer's needs for an independently-generated professional engineer's summary of their product's ability to satisfy published building codes. CCRR's are used by report holders to demonstrate code compliance to regional and local code enforcement agencies and other regulatory bodies.

Architectural Testing, which has been involved in the building industry for more than 30 years, found that manufacturers were running into road blocks while trying to get approval for their products from code agencies. Recognizing the industry need for timely, professional service, ATI developed the CCRR program to assist building officials, architects, engineers and other specifiers in the process of approving alternative materials, designs or methods of construction.

ATI has already published CCRR's for decking, railing and skylight manufacturers. There are currently many more manufacturers in the process of making application for additional reports. ATI has begun to expand the CCRR program to include all building products that are required to qualify for code compliance using the alternative materials, designs or methods of construction provisions of the codes.

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