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RedBuilt™ engineered wood products secure ICC-ES evaluations


BOISE, Idaho (Oct. 1, 2009) — RedBuilt™ today announced the company’s engineered wood products received evaluation reports from ICC Evaluation Service, providing evidence they meet code requirements. ICC-ES evaluation reports are now available for RedBuilt Red-L™, Red-W™, Red-S™, Red-M™, and Red-H™ open-web trusses (ESR-1774), as well as RedLam™ laminated veneer lumber (ESR-2993) and Red-I™ joists (ESR-2994).

Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, and designers utilize ICC-ES evaluation reports to provide a basis for using building products in construction projects that follow the International Building Code.

“RedBuilt can now reference the evaluation reports to ensure building officials and the building industry that these RedBuilt products meet I-code requirements,” ICC-ES president Mark Johnson explains. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.”

RedBuilt executives are excited about the ICC-ES evaluations. “These reports mark a milestone in the development of our full suite of specification tools for the design community and building officials,” says Ted Osterberger, RedBuilt’s vice president of engineering. “ICC-ES thoroughly examined our product information, test reports, calculations, quality-control methods, and other factors to ensure the products are code compliant.”

ICC Evaluation Service is the leading U.S. source for technical information about building products and technologies for code compliance. It is a subsidiary of the International Code Council, an association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention that develops codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.

RedBuilt — formerly the Trus Joist® Commercial division of Weyerhaeuser Co. — has been recognized as a world leader in developing wood-based structural solutions since 1960. Acquired in August by Atlas Holdings LLC in partnership with a group of former leaders of Trus Joist Corp., RedBuilt offers the industry’s most innovative engineered wood products and building systems for commercial, industrial, and multifamily applications. RedBuilt’s offerings include composite wood-and-steel open-web trusses, engineered wood I-joists, engineered lumber like LVL, and complementary components, product engineering, and onsite technical support, as well as a range of concrete-forming and scaffold-planking solutions. Visit www.redbuilt.com for more details about the company.

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RedBuilt™, Red-H™, Red-I™, Red-L™, Red-Lam™, Red-M™, Red-S™, and Red-W™ are trademarks of RedBuilt LLC. Trus Joist® is a registered trademark of Weyerhaeuser Co.