Component Quality Assurance

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Program Benefits & Services

  • Simple to implement
  • Meets building code requirements
  • Economical/multi-plant discounts
  • Enhances your quality image & market potential
  • Customizable stamp image for use on truss tags & marketing available upon request
  • Can lead to improved efficiencies
  • Regular inspections & audit reports (4 per year)
  • Certification letter available upon request
  • On-going phone support

SBCRI provides Third Party Quality Assurance (QA) inspections for wood and steel 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 R109.2, R502.11 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.

In addition, SBCA offers Quality Control Programs to help manufacturers monitor the quality of trusses they manufacture and provide the plant with a data management system. The programs consist of inspecting trusses and entering the data into the software program, allowing you to store data and create reports to assess plant quality.

The former TPI QA program is now owned by SBCRI. SBCA is 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

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