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Most USP® structural products listed in this website have been evaluated or are in the submittal stage for evaluation from one or more of the following code authorities. Code evaluation reports listed may not apply to all stock numbers in a product series.

Any questions about current code listings should be directed to the Technical Assistance Department. MiTek® continuously updates code reports to reflect new standards requirements.

Florida Statewide Product Approvals click here (Opens an .xls file)

ICC Code Counts Articles

Proper use of Fasteners
When architects and engineers specify nail and screw fasteners for steel structural connectors used with wood construction, there's an assumption that the contractors, who are installing the connectors, understand the differences between the different types of nails and fasteners out there on the market and what fastener they should be using for the installation. But that assumption may lead to confusion on the part of builders - and the wrong type of fastener being used in connectors. Information in this article is based, in part, on an interview conducted with Todd Grevious P.E. at MiTek USA, Inc.

ASD vs. LRFD Design
Every building today is designed using one of two different methodologies in the International Building Code (IBC): allowable stress design (ASD) or load and resistance factor design (LRFD). This article focuses on these two methodologies and how they differ. Information in this article is based, in part, on an interview conducted with Jim Collins, Ph.D., P.E.

Load Duration Factors
Builders and code officials who have spent any time around wood-framed construction likely know about load duration factors, formally designated CD. If a building is designed for snow loads, for example, they probably know the roof trusses can be designed with a 1.15 load duration factor. Information in this article is based, in part, on an interview conducted with Jim Collins, Ph.D., P.E.

Structural Connectors Tests and Evaluations
When engineers or builders need a structural connector, it's often as simple as going to a website or catalog and finding a connector that meets or exceeds their load-bearing requirements. Information in this article is based, in part, on an interview conducted with Jim Collins, Ph.D., P.E.