ICC – International Code Conference
NER – National Evaluation Report
ICBO – Int’l Conference of Building Officials
BOCA – Building Officials Code Administration
SBC – Southern Building Code
IRC– International Residential Code
FBC– Florida Building Code
California Title #25 – California Certification
Underwriters Laboratory – Tested and approved for 1-hour burn under U532
These US and International certifications assure you that our product meets your building
department’s permit requirements, and that quality is built into every structure we produce.
See the U.S. Federal Government’s Oak Ridge Report testing the efficiency of the current building and
insulating methods available today at http://web.ornl.gov/sci/buildings/docs/Oak-Ridge-Federal-Tests-Report.
Pay particular attention to the "whole Wall "R" value" in the chart and # 11, which are SIP's.
The following summarizes the process steps for a typical home:
Step 1: Architectural plans are provided for home.
Step 2: Within two (2) weeks, ABD’s drafting department converts architectural plans to panelized system
Step 3: ABD’s Professional Engineers calculate structural design requirements taking into consideration
wind, snow and hurricane loads, and validates plans meet building code requirements
Step 4: ABD submits the panel plans to the builder for final approval and signoff.
Step 5:.Approved plans are converted to Detailed Drawings to produce the panels
Step 6: Within four (4) weeks of plan approval, ABD will deliver to the construction site numbered panels,
and all the accessories, including: beams, lumber, panel screws, sealant, and plans for assembly.
Step 7: ABD’s “Certified Trainer” is available to train the builder’s construction crew at the construction site
on how to take advantage of the construction efficiency of ABD’s Engineered Building System.
Other interesting reading:
Steps To America's Energy Independence
A Cost Curve for Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Making the Most of the Worlds Resources