FCP Credentials Certify the Quality You Will Receive Licensed, Bonded, Fabricator’s License, ICBO#, AISI Testing
FCP is a licensed contractor: CA License #847398 B General Building Contractor and C51 Steel Structural.Hiring a licensed contractor can give you peace of mind and protect you for tremendous financial liability. Unlicensed contractors pose a risk to your financial security because they expose you to significant financial harm in the event of injury or property damage. Few unlicensed contractors have bonding or workers’ compensation insurance. If you contract with someone who does not have a license, the Contractors Board may not be able to assist you with a resolution to a complaint, and a remedy against an unlicensed contractor may be available only in civil court. This is one more good reason to work only with licensed contractors! Another consideration is that unlicensed contractors may not have the expertise and qualifications to do the job right the first time. You could end up having to hire a licensed, reputable contractor to correct the work-and paying for the job twice. Unless you are very experienced in construction, it is best to work with a licensed contractor.
FCP Bond #8004302 with HCC Surety GroupAll contractors are required to have a contractor’s license bond of $12,500. Bonding companies will not take a risk without verifying the technical and resource capabilities of the contractor. For a contracting business to qualify for bonding, it must practice sound business techniques. Institutional lenders such as savings and loans, insurance companies or commercial banks generally require contractors to secure bonds for large jobs.
Fabricators License Various Counties require manufactures to obtain a Fabricators License. While each license can have different procedures, generally each requires rigorous inspection of raw materials, production techniques, procedures, quality and finished product testing in order to assure products meet stringent specifications. Only established manufacturers that have a history of producing quality products with professional standards are able to obtain and maintain a Fabricators License.
ICC #PFC-5521FCP walls are ICC tested for structural integrity (#PFC-5521). An ICC number and corresponding report provides solid evidence that the product meets code requirements. The report is then available for reference by thousands of building departments, as well as other construction-industry professions, free of charge, through the worldwide Web. This can make your permit process quicker and simpler. Obtaining an ICC number requires a manufacturer to hire an independent testing organization to perform technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials. Only quality manufacturers like FCP are going to be able to pass this type of rigid requirement.
IBC and CBC International Building Code and California Building CodeFCP Connect Rite™ system is included in the IBC and CBC. Connect Rite is approved for use in all seismic zones, but excels in areas with tough seismic requirements. No other connection for joining cold-formed steel elements in a moment frame is included in the building code. The process for Connect Rite to be included in the IBC and CBC took over a decade and required extensive testing.
AISI TestingFCP is the only manufacturer in our industry that has an AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute) tested system that utilizes cold formed structural shapes that are approved for use in seismically active areas. A system that has been put through actual rigorous physical testing is far superior to one that is based solely on the theoretical calculations of each of the individual material components. An approval of this type is confirmation that FCP is a leader in design and engineering which allows us to build the strongest structures in the industry.
When in the market for ANY product review the manufactures credentials.You would be shocked to discover how many "well known" manufactures are not willing to share their qualifications and back it up with documentation.
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