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New Building Code Reports with Seismic Ratings for Helical Piles

CHANCE® Brand SS5, SS175 square shaft, plus RS2875.203, RS2875.276, RS3500.300, SS175/RS3500 Combo, and RS4500.337 pipe shaft helical pile products manufactured by Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS), received a comprehensive evaluation report ESR-2794 from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that SS5, SS175, RS2875.203, RS2875.276, RS3500.300, SS175/RS3500 Combo, and RS4500.337 helical systems and devices are in compliance with code requirements – including projects in Seismic Design Categories D, E, and F. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize the ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving helical anchors and piles in construction projects.

HPS maintains an ICC Evaluation Service report ESR-2794 for the U.S. and Evaluation Report CCMC 13193-R for Canada. This demonstrates that our systems have been independently evaluated by a third-party administrator to ensure that our products meet building code requirements. With more ICC-ES certification reports than any other helical pile brand, you can design confidently with CHANCE, The Certified Helical Pile.™

ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are so important. "Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. has received confirmation from ICC Evaluation Service, LLC, that its helical pile product complies with the provisions of the latest International Building Codes. This conformation, as evidence in ICC-ES evaluation report ESR-2794, provides guidance to code officials faced with approving the use of CHANCE Helical Pile Foundation Systems under these codes.  The evaluation report is available online at”

ICC-ES thoroughly examined CHANCE product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code compliant. "The product evaluation was a lengthy process. The Staff at ICC-ES leaves no stone unturned in their effort to ensure the products being evaluated are compliant with the Code," says Gary Seider, Engineering Manager for HPS.

ICC-ES is the United States’ leading source of technical information on building products and building technology for code compliance. A nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, ICC-ES performs technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials. The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of reports on compliance with the major U.S. building codes, which are available at

HPS is a division of Hubbell Incorporated, an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. HPS manufacturers a wide variety of transmission, distribution, substation, OEM and telecommunications products used by power utilities. In addition, HPS products are used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries. Products include construction and switching products, tools, insulators, arresters, pole line hardware, cable accessories, test equipment, transformer bushings and polymer precast enclosures and equipment pads.

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