Uniform ES offers manufacturers and building officials another, we believe better, option as an evaluator of building products.
Since 1926, IAPMO has been a leader in codes and standards development. As a company within The IAPMO Group, Uniform Evaluation Services is built upon an 88-year-old foundation of experience, expertise and quality.
Uniform ES is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) per the ISO/IEC Guide 17065, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems. This means that building products, materials and designs bearing the Uniform ES mark of conformity are trusted for their conformity and workmanship by contractors, inspectors, architects, engineers, officials and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
Uniform Evaluation Services provides assurance for yourself, end users and building regulators that the code- which sets the bar for building component acceptability- has been satisfied. We ask the tough questions, and when we get answers we issue a Uniform Evaluation Report that tells the report holder and the reader that someone with the right expertise asked the right questions and got the right answers.
Our Assurance Program benefits everyone. The code official saves time by using our detailed review, freeing staff to perform other tasks. Manufacturers do not have to answer the same questions over and over again. Consumers are assured that the product has been evaluated against the building code enforced in the places they work and live.
It's a thorough process, but not onerous. See for yourself.
Built on the reputation of the foremost source of uniform codes and standards, Uniform Evaluation Service is the agency of choice for building officials everywhere. Our expertise starts with our in-house dedicated staff of engineering professionals. The leadership’s credentials and experience in building product evaluation is unparalleled in the industry; Richard Beck, Bart Berneche, Brian Gerber, and Mike Merrigan have collectively over 110 years experience evaluation building products.
For more than 70 years, our group of companies have been involved in product recognition in building product listings and evaluation reports. We work hard to bring drive, determination and great customer service into the building product evaluation arena.
Uniform ES is the smart option for your company’s evaluation needs. Building products, materials, and designs bearing the Uniform ES Mark of Conformity are trusted by contractors, inspectors, building officials, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction as having met the most rigorous standards and are in full compliance with applicable codes.
• Fair and Balanced
• Evaluating products on a level playing field
“We are glad to have IAPMO in the Evaluation Services business, they provide a quick turn-around for reports and for any questions we might have in the field. By having more products competently evaluated, the Building Department’s job of enforcement is consistent.”
Hadi Tabatababee, M.S., P.E., C.B.O., CGBP, CASp
Orange County (CA) Building Official
Evaluation Reports generated by Uniform ES represent the highest degree of integrity in showing compliance with the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC).
Don’t just take our word for it, though — listen to what our customers have said about Uniform Evaluation Services:
"Wasn't Supposed To Be Like This:
When we think of Code and Code reports, it’s not supposed to be fun or enjoyable to deal with.
When we hear words like ‘Evaluation Services’ and ‘Uniform Services’ that sounds quite regimented and restrictive; it’s not supposed the be made easy and personable.
When we deal with Engineers and ‘think-y’ people, it’s not supposed to be engaging and fun conversation.
When we deal with a ‘bureaucracy’ it’s not supposed to consist of personalized service and quick responses.
When dealing with an establishment service we are expected to PAY and WAIT; it’s not supposed to be affordable and fast.
When we get a random text or email from an evaluation service we are supposed to cringe; it’s not supposed to be a courtesy check-in or just saying hello.
When dealing with that other establishment, we continually get passed off and reassigned to another person; we’re not supposed to have a ‘concierge’ service.
Thank you for assembling a Best in Class Team to make these processes much more enjoyable.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this…
Accella Polyurethane Systems
"Pinkwood is extremely satisfied with IAPMO’s product evaluation service. They outlined a clear evaluation strategy along with a timeline that matched our requirements. Bottom line – Uniform Evaluation Services delivered. I would not hesitate to recommend UES to other building product manufactures.”
Bradley Parsons, P.Eng.
"This was my first experience with product recognition agencies, and some of the comments from industry peers had us a bit concerned. The folks at Uniform Evaluation Services did everything they could to help, and made this a virtually painless process. Any time I had a question, I received a simple, straight answer right up to the time the report was published. We are very proud of our report, and based on the service UES delivered, we will continue to use UES for all our product recognition reports.”
"On behalf of everyone at FRP Solutions, I would like to thank very much for making the recent modifications to our ER one of my greatest experiences. We are very pleased with how seamlessly and smoothly the work was done under your leadership, given the tight schedule . We appreciate the fact that Uniform ES understands the value of business and opportunity, and we look forward to continuing to work with you."
FRP Solutions, Inc.
Manufacturer of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
“Our Uniform ES report has been out there for a couple of years and doing just the job we hoped it would.
IAPMO provided an alternative to us at the time we needed it. We were glad IAPMO came along when they did and we’re glad they were open to the idea of tackling our product type. We think the process was about as smooth as it could be. It did turn out as we had hoped and it’s had the intended effect.”
Sr. Product Certification Engineer
VELUX America Inc.
"On behalf of ERICO we are very pleased with this report. It has been a pleasure to work with Uniform ES and VCA code group. We appreciate all your help through this process. We look forward to continue building our relationship with Uniform ES and your affiliates."
RSM North America
Manufacturer of the ERICO Terminator
“We encountered initial confusion about the evaluation process applicable to our innovative fastener for compliance with the IBC and IRC. … Uniform Evaluation Services creatively addressed these challenges and avoided getting bogged down by unnecessary bureaucracy.
“Our Uniform ES contact, Jon Vann, was accessible and sensitive to our concerns, allowing us to move forward in a time appropriate manner. Your professionals completed the plant inspection of our ISO certified manufacturer with minimal interruptions and your pricing was fair, with no add-on surprises.”
Universal Fastener Outsourcing, LLC
Manufacturer of the UFO Ballistic NailScrew®
“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Uniform ES. The turnaround time was unprecedented. They were really attentive to our schedule and worked diligently with us in that regard. We will certainly consider using Uniform ES for our future reports.”
Senior Compliance Engineer for Stanley-Bostitch
Manufacturer of the HurriQuake Nail®
“The real value of an Uniform ES evaluation report is in the fact that we have been able to sell our products in a continuously growing list of municipalities while the competition is jumping through the hoops. We are the only holder of an evaluation report based on the current code. Our competition is waiting and we are selling.”
Vice President, Engineering and Production for MetalsUSA
Manufacturer of patio enclosures