Accreditation

The IBSI Panel Building System has undergone extensive testing to ensure compliance with International Standards, and is certified for use in numerous Countries around the world.

The IBSI Panel Building System has Codemark and Agrement accreditation for use in both Australia and South Africa.

CodeMark

The CodeMark Scheme is a building product certification scheme for Australia and New Zealand.  The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and New Zealand’s Department of Building and Housing (DBH) manage the scheme in their respective countries.

This JAS-ANZ building product certification scheme supports the use of new and innovative building products by providing a nationally and internationally accepted process for building materials, forms of construction and designs to be assessed for the compliance with the requirements of the Building Codes of Australia and New Zealand.

The scheme provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market through the issue of a certificate of conformity.

CodeMark Certification for a product means a guaranteed acceptance by the regulatory bodies and is a clear demonstration that the product meets its mandatory compliance requirements.

Agrément

Agrément South Africa is an independent organisation that evaluates the fitness for purpose of non-standardised building and construction products and systems by applying performance-based criteria in its assessment procedure.

Where a system or product is assessed to be fit for purpose, the Board of Agrément South Africa grants it a certificate. These certificates are technical documents that:

  • describe the system or product;
  • summarise the assessed performance;
  • list the uses for which the subject of the certificate has been assessed to be fit
  • give the conditions and requirements that must be met if the assessed performance is to be attained;
  • state which regulations are deemed to be satisfied by the subject of the certificate.

As far as building systems are concerned, the following aspects are assessed:

  • structural strength and stability
  • behaviour in fire
  • water penetration
  • thermal performance
  • durability and the maintenance required
  • the likelihood of condensation forming on the inside ofthe building
  • acoustic performance
  • the applicant’s quality system.