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RE: ICBO Approvals - was why can't we get along

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Not that I want to lead a parade of people standing up and saying "My jurisdiction requires ICBO reports," (the cities in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area do), but I would think that progressive building departments where the extreme phenomena are expected would require them.
John Russ
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Subject: Re: ICBO Approvals - was why can't we get along

My question was somewhat hypothetical - I actually do believe in independent third party testing, and for that matter I do not think certifying post-tensioning anchorages is a bad idea.

However,  I think users of such reports have a duty to actually read them, or at least the beginning part where it describes the system, to ensure that the system proposed is the same as the system certified.   I am not sure this is always the case.  

I have never heard of anywhere except California requiring ICBO ES reports, but I guess that will change with the spread of the IBC.  

Gail Kelley