Congratulations to Foundation Supportworks our partner and supplier for Receiving IAPMO approval for the 288 push pile! This is tremendous achievement. First of all what is the IAPMO? The international Association of plumbing and mechanical officials? What? This may sound a little strange at first however this group has grown far beyond their original mandate in the last 70 years and provides third-party reporting for many products beyond plumbing and mechanical that building officials over the United States accept. To access their website click here. http://www.iapmo.org/Pages/IAPMOgroup.aspx . Why IAPMO? Since the ICC combined with Boca ICBO and several of the other reporting services they have come to become as you all may know is a Byzantine bureaucratic and political mess.
You can access the report itself by clicking onto this link. http://www.iapmoes.org/Documents/ER_0289.pdf. I also have copies in PDF form if anybody wants it.
This report gives a solid rating for the 288 push pile. In fact the 28,500 pound capacity is the strongest in the industry by far and will do a lot for gaining acceptance of push piles as a reliable and trustworthy method of underpinning. At Arizona Foundation Solutions we love innovation. We have been using the push pile system for many many years because it has a terrific track record as an underpinning product. Now we have the proof to back up the years of data for building officials to see for themselves with the third-party testing service.
Congratulations to Jeff Kortan, Kyle Olson, Don Deardorff and all of the engineers at Foundation Supportworks for having the foresight and will to see this through. It’s another example of why Foundation Supportworks is such a great partner and supplier.