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IAPMO UES EC 002 – Evaluation Criteria for Joist Hangers and Miscellaneous Connectors


IAPMO UES EC 002 outlines the evaluation criteria for joist hangers and miscellaneous connectors used in building construction. It essentially sets the benchmark for how these hangers and connectors are tested, documented, and analyzed to determine their load-bearing capacity. This information is then used to certify these products for safe use in various building applications.

Key points about IAPMO UES EC 002:

  • Scope: it outlines the testing procedures, required documentation, and analysis methods for joist hangers and miscellaneous connectors.
  • Purpose: to determine the allowable loads these hangers and connectors can carry, ensuring safety in buildings.
  • Applicability: it covers wood-to-wood, wood-to-concrete/masonry, and wood-to-steel connections.
  • Considerations: the criteria can be adapted for specific connector types like hurricane ties, strap ties, and truss connectors.
  • Referenced standards: the document references relevant building codes like the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) along with the National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS).


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