Texas

Addressing Product Innovation, Code Approval and Professional Engineering

The “alternative materials, designs or methods of construction,” found in the building code are often misunderstood, leading to the statement: “I need an ICC report.”

An ANAB 17065 accredited report or P.E. sealed Technical Evaluation Reports (TERs), specialty design drawings, “ICC reports,” etc. (IBC Section 1703.4.2) shall gain immediate approval, per Texas (TX) laws. An ANAB 17065 accredited report is equivalent to the generic terms “ICC report,” “ICC evaluation report,” “ICC-ES technical evaluation,”  or “ICC-ES Report.”

Over 80 ANAB accredited organizations provide certified product evaluation reports. Each organization complies with the approval requirements of “IBC Section 1703 Approvals.” IBC Section 1703 is adopted into TX law through the TX adoption of the IBC language.

In the context of creating a competitive market, the importance of product innovation and protecting proprietary knowledge and Intellectual Property (IP) is pinnacle to the Texas concept of free, fair, vigorous and competitive marketplaces. Texas is very interested in learning about any discrimination taking place in the Texas markets.

Please contact DrJ if you experience ANSI code compliance or professional engineering denials in the course of doing business.

Support of Concepts by Texas Attorney General & Professional Engineering Licensing Board

Texas Product Evaluation Process for Code Compliance
Superseding a Texas Professional Engineer’s Decision Making Process
Requests of Companies to Provide Proprietary Intellectual Property

DrJ Support Documents to Aid with Code Compliance and Approval of Your Innovations

Business Case for Immediate Code Approval of a DrJ “ANAB 17065 Technical Evaluations”
DrJ’s Specialty Engineering Role Defined – Professional Responsibility Assumed by an Approved Source
DrJ’s Specialty Engineering Approach – Taking Responsibility – Quick Path to Sales