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Steven T. Lawrey, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA
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Username: lawrey

Post Number: 93
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Since moving into the building products industry, I've been using OmniClass to file virtually everything... great organizational tool for the vast number of documents associated with a small sliver of commercial construction products.

The question of where to file certificates and declarations (term often used by foreign authorities)keeps nagging at me. I'm referring to a document often issued by a manufacturer, industry association or third-party agency attesting to a product's performance such as a UL Certificate of Compliance. Another quandary concerns where to file product transparency documentation like Product Category Rules (worked on asphalt and single-ply roofing PCR), Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations.

From my perspective, as a manufacturer, Table 36 - Information is the likely location for such documents, but nothing seems to fit. Evaluations, Material Standards, and Product Literature just don't fit. I think new titles in Table 36 are in order.

Any ideas? Is OmniClass being actively maintained? Many thanks...
Senior Member
Username: chris_grimm_ccs_scip

Post Number: 296
Registered: 02-2014

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 02:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I think this one is covered, in 36-11 31 17 15 - Test Standards. Synonym: Includes: ASTM, Underwriters Laboratories.
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Username: chris_grimm_ccs_scip

Post Number: 297
Registered: 02-2014

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 02:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Regarding your other question about EPDs, for better or for worse I think they could go in 36-11 31 17 11 Sustainability Standards, Synonym: Includes LEED. Or 36-11 31 17 13 Environmental Standards. I do wonder if this is divided up the best way, e.g. IAQ is a subcategory of environmental, but not sustainability and not LEED? Anyway this looks like the general area, might benefit from some light user customization and then recommendations to the task team? I believe it is omniclass@csinet.org. Last I checked in with them not long ago I got a fairly quick response, and it seems they are on a regular update cycle and keeping this thing going.

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