Are your anchors IBC 2003 and 2006 code compliant for use in cracked and uncracked concrete?
Ours are. LeJeune stocks Powers Fasteners Anchoring Systems exclusively. We offer the most complete line of anchors in the industry that meet or exceed the new requirements for cracked concrete anchoring.
Why is it Changing?
The building code seves as the basic 'roadmap' that an engineer uses to design a structure. the previous versions of the building code (known as legacy codes) did not directly address post-installed anchoring applications. In 2003, the International Building Code (IBC) introduced state-of-the-art requirements for design, testing and evaluation of anchors. The 2003 adn 2006 IBC is now in place in nearly all United States jurisdictions making these changes nationwide.
What is Changing?
For anchors used in reinforced concrete, previous ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (based on Allowable Stress Design) will no longer be valid as of December 31, 2007. Allowable Stress Design (ASD) is being replaced by Strength Design (SD). The old method if applying a 4:1 or 10:1 safety factor (as determined by the engineer) is no longer applicable under the new International Building Code. Only Strength Design will be used in the future.