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ICC-ES News Release
For Immediate Release:
Oct. 13, 2014
For more information, contact:
Melanie Edwards
Tel: 1-800-423-6587 x5688
ISAT Blue Banger Hanger First to be Evaluated to Requirements of New ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria AC446

    ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has issued an evaluation report (ESR-3599) to International Seismic Application Technology (ISAT) for their Blue Banger Hanger. This is the first product to be evaluated to the new ICC-ES acceptance criteria for headed cast-in specialty inserts in concrete (AC446). The Blue Banger Hanger PIP poured-in-place and SDI steel deck cast-in-place headed inserts for use in cracked and uncracked concrete are alternatives to structural cast-in anchors under the 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC).
    “As the industry develops new and innovative products not included in the International Codes, ICC-ES works diligently through the ICC-ES Evaluation Committee and with the industry to develop acceptance criteria for these products,” said ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian, P.E. “Manufacturers are able to bring their products to market quickly with the assurance of a rigorous technical evaluation.”
    The ISAT PIP concrete inserts are used to resist static, wind, and seismic tension and shear loads in cracked and uncracked normal-weight concrete and sand-lightweight concrete. The ISAT SDI steel deck concrete inserts are used to resist static, wind, and seismic tension and shear loads in the soffit of cracked and uncracked normal-weight concrete and sand-lightweight concrete on metal deck.
    “Through its expedited program, ICC-ES evaluated our product quickly and thoroughly,” said Al LaRoche, Vice President – Engineering, International Seismic Application Technology.  “Input from the reviewing ICC-ES engineers provided added value to the report content. We are pleased to show that our product meets the most current code requirements and look forward to working with ICC-ES again.”                                       
    These specialty inserts may be installed in regions of concrete where cracking has occurred or where analysis indicates cracking may occur, subject to the conditions of ESR-3599. They may also be used to resist short-term loading due to wind or seismic forces in locations designated as Seismic Design Categories A through F of the IBC, subject to the conditions of ESR-3599.

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