Post-Tensioning Institute Receives ANSI Accreditation for Unbonded Tendon Plant Certification Program
May 23, 2013 - Farmington Hills, MI
The Post‐Tensioning Institute (PTI), a nationally recognized standards development and credentialing organization, was recently accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a national certifying body for its certification program for plants producing unbonded single strand tendons.
"The fulfillment of the ANSI accreditation process is a major undertaking, and PTI has committed considerable resources to
ensure its success," explains Marc Khoury, PTI President and Chairman of the Board. "Many organizations develop industry
level certifications for manufacturing facilities; but achieving accreditation to this international standard means PTI has put
in place processes critical to ensuring quality post‐tensioning products are produced across the industry."
ANSI accreditation provides architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, owners and manufacturers with a degree of
confidence that the organization certifying products and related manufacturing processes operates with the utmost
integrity. In the same way that third‐party certification helps to verify a product manufacturer's claims, third‐party
accreditation can help to identify which certifying organizations are credible.
In 1983, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) established a set of requirements that a product‐certifying
body must meet in order to be considered reliable, impartial, and high‐quality. Accreditation to these requirements, known
as ISO/IEC Guide 65:1983 (and later revised as ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996), proves that a certifying organization is free of any
conflicts of interest, such as financial, commercial, or social influences. The international standard, ISO/IEC Guide 65,
General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems, forms the cornerstone of ANSI's accreditation
process for product/process/services certification programs.
"This milestone will carry PTI and the construction industry it serves well into the future. It allows us as an organization to
continue to grow and fulfill our mission of advancing the quality, safety, efficiency, profitability, and use of post‐tensioning
systems," said Ted Neff, PTI Executive Director.
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Post-Tensioning Institute(PTI) is a not-for-profit trade association committed to advancing the quality, safety, efficiency, profitability, and use of post-tensioning systems. PTI publications provide technical guidance on the design, construction, maintenance and repair/rehabilitation of post-tensioned concrete structures. Additionally, PTI strives to ensure that specifiers and purchasers of post-tensioning materials receive products and services that meet a recognized standard of quality through its plant and field personnel certification programs. Members of the Institute include major post-tensioning companies as well as more than 500 professional engineers, architects and contractors from around the globe.
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