Keystone Quality Assurance Program
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The Keystone Quality Assurance Program is an International Accreditation Service (IAS) accredited third party inspection program that verifies building envelope product manufacturers produce products as qualified for various Product Evaluation & Approval Programs, including Florida Product Approval, ATI-Code Compliance Research Reports (CCRR), and Dade County Building Code Compliance Office (BCCO) Notice of Acceptance (NOA).
Periodic inspection is performed at each Keystone-licensed manufacturing facility to verify qualified products are produced as specified in a documented quality management system that complies with program requirements.
The Keystone Quality Assurance Program is applicable to the following building envelope product categories:
- Roofing Products
- Fenestration & Mullions
- Protective Shutters
- Precast and Prestressed Concrete Products
- Pre-engineered Air Conditioner Stands
- Sandwich Wall & Roof Panels
- Fasteners & Anchors
- Siding & Soffit Products
- Metal Joined Wood Trusses
Keystone Quality Assurance Program is officially recognized by the Florida State Building Commission for demonstrating compliance with the third-party quality assurance requirements of the Florida Product Approval Rule 9N-3 (formerly 9B-72). Manufacturers seeking Florida State Product Approval using licensure from a Florida-recognized quality assurance entity must also contract with a Florida-recognized test lab or evaluation entity, as well as a Florida-recognized validation entity.
How to Obtain Florida Product Approval
This video attempts to answer basic questions regarding the Florida Product Approval process. It is a general outline of the steps required to obtain approval and the two methods building product manufacturers can choose from in order to obtain Florida Product Approval.