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documents shall be competent and qualified in the
application of the structural design principles involved,
and shall possess the registration or license in accor-
dance with the professional registration laws of the
state in which the project is constructed.
3.3 Poly-Classic ® FRP Columns have not been evaluated
for decay resistance. The ability of this product to
resist decay is outside the scope of this report.
3.4 Design loads shall be determined using Chapter 16 of
BOCA ® National Building Code/1999. The columns
have been evaluated for gravity loads only. Other
loads, such as lateral loads, applied in shear to the
column are outside the scope of this evaluation
3.5 Loads for a given column length shall not exceed the
allowable design loads given in Table 1of this report.
3.5 The maximum amount of eccentricity for an axial
applied load is limited to the values shown in Table 1
of this report. Eccentricities larger than this are
outside the scope of this report.
3.7 Installations of Poly-Classic ® FRP Columns, which will
be directly exposed to the weather, shall receive an
additional coat of paint, enamel or other approved
3.8 The Poly-Classic ® FRP Columns shall be limited to
use with buildings of Type 5 construction which do not
exceed three stories or 40 feet in height.
3.9 Special Inspections of the structural column installa-
tion shall be provided for columns used other than in
Use Group R-3 buildings. The inspections shall be
conducted by a special inspector provided by the
owner of the building under construction. The special
inspector shall be qualified to perform the inspections
and approved by the code official. The inspections
shall be of a nature, and conducted at such fre-
quency, as is necessary to ensure the Poly-Classic ®
FRP Columns compliance with the requirements of
Code Section 1705.1.2 of the BOCA ® National Build-
3.10 This report is subject to periodic re-examination. For
information on the current status of this report, con-
tact the ICC-ES.
4.0 INFORMATION SUBMITTED
4.1 A Southwest Research Institute report titled, Investi-
gation of the Surface Burning Characteristics of a
0.375 Inch Thick Polyester Resin Column Castings,
Tested over 1.0 inch wide Flat Metal Bars Every 24
Inches, Report No. 01.04913.01.154a, dated March
4.2 Architectural Testing, Inc. Report No. 01-43277.02,
dated November 10, 2003, titled Performance Test
Report, and contains test results establishing the
effects on the flexural strength of the columns as a
result of extreme temperature ranges and 2000 hours
of accelerated weathering.
4.3 Metals & Materials Engineer Test Report No. 12262
for CW Ohio, titled Report of Fiberglass Column
Characterization for Accreditation Through the ICC,
dated November 28, 2003 containing various testing
for Freeze-Thaw resistance and Fastener Withdrawal.
4.4 American Testing Laboratory, Inc. Test Report titled
Load Testing of Columns, dated June 3, 2003, con-
taining axial load compression test results.
4.5 Cerny & Ivey Engineers, Inc. Test Report titled
Concentric Compression Testing Round Composite
Columns, Report No. 23397-2, dated December 3,
Cerny & Ivey Engineers, Inc. Test Report titled
Eccentric Compression Testing Round Composite
Columns, Report No. 23397-1, dated December 3,
4.7 CW Ohio, Inc. Quality Control Manual with revision
date February 24, 2004.
4.8 Signed third-party testing agreement between CW
Ohio and Intertek Test Services NA, Ltd. (Warnock
Hersey) dated January 20, 2004, effective April 5,
5.0 INFORMATION REQUIRED ON CONSTRUCTION
To aid in the use of this report, the following represents the
minimum level of information to be reflected on construc-
tion documents in order to determine compliance with this
5.1 The language, “See ICC-ES Legacy Report No. 22-26.”
5.2 All permit applications utilizing Poly-Classic ® FRP
Columns shall be accompanied by structural calcula-
tions performed by a registered design professional.
The calculations shall include, but not be limited to,
5.2.1 The applied loads imposed upon the column by
the components it supports.
5.2.2 The ability of the Poly-Classic ® FRP Columns to
sustain the applied loads consistent with Table 1 of
5.2.3 The ability of all connections between the
column and the components framing into it to properly
bear on the Poly-Classic ® FRP Columns and transfer
all the imposed applied loads from the components
supported by the column to the column, and from the
column to its supporting footing.
5.2.4 The design of the footing which will support the
Poly-Classic ® FRP Columns.
5.3 Satisfactory evidence that the Poly-Classic ® FRP
Columns have been installed with the appropriate
special inspection described in Section 3.9 of this
5.3 The manufacturer shall provide the user of this report
with complete instructions on the proper installation of
Poly-Classic ® FRP Columns.
6.0 PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
All Poly-Classic ® FRP Columns manufactured in accor-
dance with this report or the column packaging shall be
labeled at the plant with the manufacturer’s name and/or
trademark, the product identification, the and the identify-
ing language “See ICC-ES Legacy Report No. 22-26.”
Additionally, each Poly-Classic ® FRP Column or column
packaging shall have a permanent label containing the
mark of the third-party inspection agency, Intertek Testing
Services NA, Ltd (Warnock Hersey).