Log Homes Grading Program Receives IAS Accreditation
The NAHB Log Homes Council (LHC) Grading Program successfully completed an audit with the International Accreditation Service (IAS), one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States and a subsidiary of the International Code Council.
The IAS accreditation enables log home manufacturer council members to assure their customers that they are receiving the highest quality products when searching for a home.
Participation in a certified grading program became a mandatory membership requirement for the LHC in 1994 and raised the bar for log home manufacturers across the country.
The grading program is based on an ASTM International standard specific to full logs providing a mechanism to grade — similar to how plywood and dimensional lumber are graded to their specific standards. ASTM, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world.
The LHC grading program promotes public safety, establishes a formal program of quality assurance and control, educates manufacturers and builders on log construction and provides procedures for settling disputes and claims.
For more information about IAS, visit www.iasonline.org. For a copy of the accreditation, click here.
To learn more about the Log Homes Council, visit www.loghomes.org, or call 800-368-5242 x8577.