By:  Galen Reid and Katie BramanNews & View, Volume 48 | Post Seismic Certification - What Do Manufacturers Do to Keep Their Products TRU Listed?

How does TRU or the public know the manufacturer is continuing to produce a product that complies with the certified construction and configuration without retesting periodically?

Certification of products to withstand extreme event loading can open many opportunities for manufacturers to sell high value products when others have a barrier to entry, but certification is not a one-and-done effort. TRU Compliance (TRU)  exists to provide certification services and ongoing support to ensure that our manufacturers remain competitive and compliant with demanding code requirements and project specifications.

In the Spring of 2019, TRU Compliance, a division of Structural Integrity Associates, achieved International Accreditation Service (IAS) accreditation to ISO 17065 as a product certification agency for seismic, wind, and physical security. By our certification scheme, approved products are issued a Compliance Report (CR) which details a listing of certified products and levels. Compliance Reports are valid for up to 6 years but require annual maintenance to avoid suspension.