Fiberglass Columns

Fiberglass columns used to transfer structural loads and/or for use in an interior condition must be specifically listed for such uses by a nationally recoginized independent testing laboratory certified by International Accreditation Service (IAS).

Structural columns must be tested in accordance with the Internatonal Code Council-Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Acceptance Criteria AC-265. Columns approved for use in an interior condition must be tested per ASTM E-84 protocols and must have a smoke density rating of less than 450.

The products listed below are approved for use in Fairfax County. Follow the appropriate links to obtain a copy of the associated evaluation reports which are required to be submitted during the plan review phase of the permit application process.

Product Manufacturer Listing Agency Report Load
Poly-Classic FRP Columns Cascade Ohio, Inc. ICC-ES
Crown Stock Fiberglass Columns Crown Column & Millwork, LLC ICC-ES report
PermaCast Firerated Columns HB&G Building Products, Inc. ICC-ES

If you have any questions about the Fairfax County fiberglass column approval process or if you have a listed product that you would like to be included in the list above, please contact Building Plan Review via email or at 703-222-0114, TTY 711.

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