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ICC-ES ESR #3503 Verifies That PrimeStud™ Drywall Framing System Meets Code Requirements

PrimeStud™, developed by Olmar Supply Inc., received evaluation report ESR #3503 from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) providing evidence that the PrimeStud™ Drywall Framing System meets code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving PrimeStud™ in construction projects under the International Building Code.

Frametek can reference the evaluation report to assure building officials and the building industry that the product meets IBC code requirements. Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and the ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.

ICC-ES thoroughly examined Frametek product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. It is the safest product on the market and eliminates lost production time by contractors, caused by lacerations during handling of light gauge steel studs.

PrimeStud™ Has Three Different Studs That Meet UL Guidelines For Use In Various Fire-Rated Conditions

  • UL numbers U411, U419, U465, and V498 list the requirements for the C-shaped studs to be a minimum 25 gauge (0.0179”). PrimeStud’ s 19 mil, 24 mil, and 36 mil studs meet this requirement and are compliant with the UL numbers listed.
  • UL numbers U412 and V438 list the requirements for the C-shaped studs to be a minimum of 25 gauge (0.0179”), 1-1/4 inch legs, and 1/4 inch return lips. PrimeStud’ s 19 mil, 24 mil, and 36 mil studs meet these requirements and are compliant with the UL numbers listed.
  • UL numbers U435, U493, and V496 list the requirements for the C-shaped studs to be a minimum of 25 gauge (0.0179”), 1-1/4 inch legs, and 5/16 inch return lips. PrimeStud’s 36 mil studs meet these requirements and are compliant with the UL numbers listed.

As long as the wall is constructed in a manner consistent with the UL numbers listed above for the various fire ratings, PrimeStud™ is an acceptable metal stud to use and does not require any further documentation or review by UL.

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We are a full member of the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) and participate in the SFIA Code Compliance certification program for metal studs and tracks. Check the updated list of Certified Production Facilities at Architectural Testing's website at www.archtest.com