Tech Note B006-20: Introduction to Evaluation Services and Explanation of Evaluation Reports


Summary: Evaluation reports act as a bridge between authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) and manufacturers in conveying specific information on building products and systems relative to compliance to codes and standards. When an evaluation report is made available and determined as supporting the product’s use in projects, approval of the code official should be solicited. After such approval is attained, the design and installation details given in the report need to be observed and the labeling of the actual product needs to match the description provided in the evaluation report.

Disclaimer: Designs cited herein are not intended to preclude the use of other materials, assemblies, structures or designs when these other designs demonstrate equivalent performance for the intended use. CFSEI documents are not intended to exclude the use and implementation of any other design or construction technique.