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Component Quality Assurance

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SBCRI and TPI logo for the Third Party Quality Assurance Inspection Program that is owned by SBCRI

Program Benefits & Services

  • Simple to implement
  • Meets building code requirements
  • Economical/multi-plant discounts
  • Enhances your quality image & market potential
  • Can lead to improved efficiencies
  • Regular visits & audit reports (4 per year)
  • Certification letter on request
  • On-going phone support

SBCRI provides Third Party Quality Assurance (QA) inspections for trusses and wall panels for component manufacturers (CMs).  Our staff has the background and experience, working closely with CMs and industry operations to conduct third party inspections in a unique manner specific to truss and wall panel quality control (QC) process needs. This can include but is not limited to a variety of observational methods and QC assessments. Our QA inspection methods provide the CMs with quality control chart tracking because we know that if we can measure quality, we can manage any changes in quality processes most effectively.

SBCRI staff have been and will continue to be intimately involved with the development and evolution of ANSI/TPI 1 Chapter 3, which is referenced and adopted into law via reference in ICC's International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC) versions 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 & 2015.

SBCRI staff work to assure a plant meets building code and industry standard quality requirements, such as those specified in IRC Sections R109.2R502.11 and R802.10 and IBC Sections 110.417031704.2.5 and 2303.4.

Success to us means having a QC and QA program that provides CMs with an objective tool to measure and manage quality in a manner that is an early warning system, helps to fix issues before they become a problem and reduces downstream field call-backs, where product quality can often be blamed, even when it is not the real issue.

The TPI QA program is now owned by SBCRI. Both TPI and SBCA are committed to SBCRI taking on this ISO/IEC 17020 QA role because of its expertise in ISO/IEC 17025 testing. These accreditations are very compatible and put quality and testing substance behind the current evolution of ANSI/TPI 1 Chapter 3 in order to help Component Manufacturers to better measure and manage their in-plant QC system. For more information, contact:

John Arne
Director of Inspection Services
608-310-6702

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