24 self-piercing, self-drilling tapping screws meet the 2009 and 2012 IBC
and IRC codes
CINCINNATI (July 16, 2014) – SENCO, an international manufacturer of
professional-grade fasteners and power fastener products, has received an
evaluation report (ESR #3558) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) certifying that
these fasteners meet the 2009 and 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and
International Residential Code (IRC) codes.
Evaluation reports are used extensively by architects, engineers, contractors,
specifiers, and others in the building industry that have an interest in making sure
products and systems meet building-code requirements.
The scope of the review included evaluation of SENCO Brands’ self-piercing and
self-drilling tapping screws. SENCO’s high level of quality and proven performance
enabled its tapping screws to earn this certification. The evaluation information can
now be used by specifiers who wish to use SENCO fasteners in engineering and
architectural drawings for commercial and large residential structures.
The fasteners which gained approval are commonly used for connections involving
cold formed steel framing. Common applications include joining drywall/gypsum
sheathing to steel, steel to steel framing, steel sheathing to steel framing, and
certain wood to steel framing.
“SENCO has the widest variety of collated screws available and a track record of
quality and performance,” commented Mike Desmond, Product Manager, Screw
Systems of SENCO. “Given the high level of scrutiny and rigorous testing, it is a
testament to SENCO’s high standards.”
Please visit the ICC-ES website http://www.icc-es.org/ to access the full report.
SENCO fasteners are available through professional distributors including STAFDA,
dealer co-ops, lumberyards and online retailers. Visit http://www.senco.com for
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For nearly 60 years, Senco has been recognized around the world as the leading
name in fasteners and power fastening tools for use in wood-to-wood construction,
remodeling and a variety of industrial applications. Senco’s comprehensive line of
air- and battery-powered nailers, staplers and screwdrivers are available through
professional distribution outlets in more than 40 countries. The company proudly
manufactures more than 1,000 styles, types and sizes of fasteners in its Cincinnati,