Tata BlueScope Steel obtains FM Approval for Engineered Building Solutions
Tuesday April 28, 2009

The Building Solutions (BS) division of Tata BlueScope Steel, has received the prestigious Factory Mutual Approval (FM Approval) for its MR-24® standing seam roof system and BR-II™ roof panel lap seam roof system - both roofing systems of BUTLER™ BUILDING SYSTEMS. For Tata BlueScope Steel, the FM Approval is a certification for the high product quality and reliability of these roof systems. This approval qualifies the company to provide world-class E-Engineered Building (PEB) solutions to all the FM Global insured clients investing in India and the SAARC region.

FM Approvals certified buildings fetch direct benefit to customers, as the certification recommends better tested products against fire protection and loss prevention. FM Approvals certified roof systems are widely regarded by all customers as the best-in-class roofs, tested for wind uplift and fire rating. In India, Tata BlueScope Steel has received the FM Approval for MR-24® and BR-II™ roof systems, while Butler Manufacturing, a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. and BlueScope Buildings (Guangzhou) Limited are already FM Approved for the same products. These products are listed on www.roofnav.com, an FM Approvals web site describing FM Approved roofing assemblies and products, which is particularly useful for code officials, designers, architects, authorities, contractors and installers located worldwide.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr. H. G. Chandrashekhar, Vice President - Building Solutions, Tata BlueScope Steel, said, “We are extremely pleased on receiving the FM Approvals certification for our two roofing systems. The approval will indeed serve as a key market differentiator, because our products are now also acknowledged by FM Approvals as highest quality and reliable products, which adhere to the most rigorous standard in today’s market.” He further added, “As a leading supplier of world-class E-Engineered Building (PEB) solutions, the Building Solutions division of Tata BlueScope Steel will now also be able to cater to the comprehensive PEB needs of all the FM Global insured clients, who seek protection for their steel buildings in India.”

About FM Approvals
FM Approvals (www.fmapprovals.com), a member of the FM Global group, is an independent, third party testing laboratory that certifies products and services that meet the highest property loss prevention standards. Industrial and commercial companies around the world rely on products and services that are FM Approved and specification tested to protect their properties from loss and business disruption.

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