PRODUCT EVALUATION REPORTS
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We evaluate building products to ensure they perform
how you intended them to.
Whether it is regulatory and code compliance for permit or optimal product performance, product evaluations are extremely beneficial.
Though there are similarities from one evaluation to another, the expertise of the evaluating organization can significantly impact the usefulness of the evaluation process.
Our talented team of product evaluation experts can assist you with the design & certification of your manufactured products to achieve certifications from multiple approval entities.
We specialize in the creation, optimization, & administrative support of product evaluation testing, design, & certification for for:
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Our evaluation methods fully comply with all current IBC & Florida Codes & are used for permits across the US.
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Help Center: Product Evaluations
Summary of Building Code & Research Intent The intent & provisions of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) & 2020
Pros and Cons of Obtaining a Florida Statewide Approval Vs A Miami Dade Approval and how a TER fits in
Two common means of product evaluations in Florida are Florida Statewide Approvals (FSA’s) and Miami-Dade Notices of Acceptance (NOA’s). To help determine whether these evaluations
If you are a manufacturer with a Florida or Miami Dade Approval, or if you are trying to install a tested and approved large missile
READ BELOW BEFORE USING NON SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONSFROM ENGINEERING EXPRESS FOR YOUR PROJECT General Information About Non Site-Specific Plans: Certified Performance Evaluations (also referred to
Editorial changes are permitted within the state product approval system when an approved product is modified but no additional uploads are needed, and there is
Start by reading our articles about product approvals by Clicking Here. You’ll learn when they’re really needed, what information we need, how they help, and
If you need to find a Florida Approval number please visit FloridaProductApprovals.com For a Miami Dade NOA please visit MiamiDadeApprovals.com You can search them both
QUESTION: Why do certain door products rate a certain p.s.f like -60/+60 then lower ratings are shown throughout the product approval? Usually, the higher
We are frequently asked what are the limitations applied on Small Missile Impact and Large Missile Impact products. Engineering Express takes into consideration the following
In the 7th Edition Florida Building Code (2020), missile level E is valid in and outside of the HVHZ (Broward and Dade Counties) when it
Overview Changes to the 2020 Florida Building Code for Porous Impact Protection Devices Porous Impact Protective Systems: ASTM E1996-12A brought a significant change to Porous
As of January, 2021, here is an explanation from Miami Dade County’s Product Approval System (Product Control) on the differences, timeframes, and fees for their
The question of whether or not an installer can substitute the spacer that separates the outer from the inner glazing on an insulating glass unit
Explanation: In the event of a high wind event, it is the concern of building codes ASCE-7 and ASTM specifications that windows and doors don’t
We frequently get asked to re-seal our product approvals after they have been approved by the state. They are validated by comparing them to the
Technical Evaluation Report – TER – Types of Product Evaluations Typically Performed By Engineering Express
Engineering Express provides structural design evaluations of various types of mechanical equipment exposed to weather. There are four (4) evaluation types typically performed, each with
About Validators & Quality Assurance Compliance It is often asked of us to explain the validator and quality assurance requirements of the Florida Statewide Product
Designers and manufacturers create building products based on how they think people will use them and conditions they will resist through their life cycle. To
HERE’S 3 MYTHS ABOUT PRODUCT APPROVALS: Background: Product evaluations (sometimes called “product approvals”, “ICC reports”, NOA’s or similar) for building components are the general
When is an Engineer Seal Required, Why Do We Write ‘Draft’ on Unsealed Work, And About Digital Seals
In Florida (as well as many states): If an engineer produces a drawing that is not a final plan, it needs to be sealed and
Product Approvals for building components are the general rule in Florida. Building officials, architects, insurance companies, even homeowners ask for them all the time, frequently
DENIED – YES OR NO? While plan reviewers, inspectors, and other building officials have the authority to question any document submitted if the document complies
WHEN IS A FLORIDA PRODUCT APPROVAL OR MIAMI DADE NOA REQUIRED & HOW TER’S AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS FIT IN FIRST, A WORD ABOUT FLORIDA PRODUCT
THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT WON’T ACCEPT MY TECHNICAL EVALUATION REPORT (TER)? Sometimes, municipalities or contract documents require more information than just submitting a TER (Technical Evaluation
FIRST, WHAT’S A CERTIFIED TER & Master Plan Sheet? TER’s or Technical Evaluation Reports and Master Plan Sheets must bear the original signature and raised