DALLAS - Accoya wood, manufactured by Accsys Technologies, recently received an evaluation report ESR-2825 from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that Accoya wood meets code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving Accoya wood in construction projects under the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC).
ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are so important. “Accsys Technologies can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” Moinian said. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.”
ICC-ES thoroughly examined Accoya wood’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. “We couldn’t be more pleased with confirmation by ICC-ES that Accoya meets building code approval,” said John Alexander, director of sales and head of product development for Accsys Technologies. “The approval is a U.S. validation of similar positions established around the world over the past eight years, in climates as diverse as England, Japan and Australia. This validation is particularly rewarding as it incorporates ground contact and termite field test trial data we set up in Florida and Costa Rica more than five years ago and is a significant point of credibility for Accoya in the U.S. market.”
Accsys Technologies’ Accoya wood represents a significant breakthrough in the wood industry. The wood undergoes a proprietary modification process called acetylation that renders it an unrecognizable food source to insects and prevents fungal decay, while its dimensional stability reduces swelling and shrinkage by up to 75 percent. The product is Cradle to Cradle Gold with a Platinum score for material health has been used in some of the world’s most extreme conditions, including submerged pedestrian bridges, commercial docks, canal linings, siding, trim and millwork, and more.
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. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.
For more information on Accoya wood, visit www.accoya.com.
About Accsys Technologies (www.accsysplc.com)
Accsys Technologies is an environmental science and technology company that produces Accoya® wood (www.accoya.com), the world’s leading high technology wood made using a non-toxic patented process that effectively converts sustainably grown softwoods and non-durable hardwoods into a high-performance wood that is beautiful, durable, stable, and sustainable. It has been recognized with many environmental certifications and awards, including MBDC’s Cradle-to-Cradle Gold level. Accsys Technologies has offices in England; Arnhem, Netherlands; and Dallas, Texas, USA.
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