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Smart Vent is proud to be an ICC Preferred Provider
- National Flood Insurance Program Flood Loss Prevention Solutions (1 hour)
- Flood Openings for Floodplain Management (1 hour)
- Active and Passive Floodproofing for Non-Residential Buildings (1 hour)
- Floodplain Code Requirements and the Effects on NFIP Flood Insurance for Residents (4 hour)
Users have the opportunity to gain information about educational offerings and other services of Preferred Providers. In addition, ICC certificate holders may obtain ICC CEUs from Preferred Providers that can be applied toward the renewal requirements of ICC’s certification program.
International Code Council Evaluation Service
The Smart Vent line of products have been Certified through the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), which is the building industry’s most recognized certification process. The ICC-ES is a nonprofit company that performs technical evaluations on building products, components, methods and materials. A certification from the ICC-ES ensures the Construction Official, Inspector, Architect, Engineer, and Surveyor, that the product meets the construction code requirements. A Certification through the ICC-ES is also a FEMA and NFIP requirement for manufactured, engineered flood vents.
To obtain Certification, we first needed to pass the established Acceptance Criteria for performance testing flood vents. Testing requires us to push our vents to the limits; a real life simulated flood situation had to be created which included various rates of flow and a specific amount of flood debris in the water. The Acceptance Criteria not only made performance testing mandatory but it also required that we meet material and quality assurance standards as established by the ICC-ES.
Our facility in Anderson, SC is ISO 9001 certified which allows us to exceed all ICC-ES quality control standards. On an annual basis, our manufacturing facility is audited by the ICC-ES to inspect the production of our Smart Vent product line to ensure the ICC-ES requirements are continuously being met.
Engineered SMART VENTS allow for a 3-in. diameter opening when the flood door is pivoted open in a flood event. Floodwater contains leaves, grass and all sorts of miscellaneous objects that have the potential to clog up a standard screened or slatted air vent. SMART VENTS design and testing performance are the foundation of our certified rating of 200 sq. ft. of flood protection coverage per 16-in. x 8-in. vent.
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We’ve spent many years studying the science of flood mitigation and the effects flood waters could have on a poorly protected home. In fact, the SMART VENT Team is certified to instruct and provide learning credits to Architects, Builders, Certified Floodplain Managers, Code Officials, Engineers, Insurance Agents, Realtors, and Surveyors in many states.