In order to comply with the International Building Code, certified components are required to be labelled by an approved agency. TRU Compliance, and our affiliate Tobolski Watkins Engineering, Inc. is consistently approved by a vast number of building officials across the nation.

To be approved as a product certification agency, the following must be demonstrated to the authority having jurisdiction:

  • Independence: An approved agency shall be objective, competent and independent from the manufacturer of the product being certified.
    • Manufacturer’s cannot self certify their own components and maintain independence required for product labeling.
  • Personnel: An approved agency shall employ experienced personnel educated in conducting, supervising and evaluating tests and certifications.
    • TRU Compliance staff are experienced in blast resistant design of buildings and have been responsible for authoring specifications for numerous blast products in both military and civilian facilities.  In addition, TRU Compliance staff have seen countless blast and anti-ram product submittals and know the mistakes inexperienced manufactures commonly make and how to avoid them.
  • Equipment: An approved agency shall have adequate equipment to perform required tests.