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 are currently no products approved for use in Fairfax County.
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.