Aerosmith Fastening Systems continues to provide design professionals and end users with extensive third-party performance testing for its products. Not only is this type of testing available to support Aerosmith’s Building Code Evaluations, but also for the approvals of Aerosmith product for use in a wide variety of OEM or industrial applications.
Aerosmith fasteners and fastening tools have been used in the construction industry for over 50 years. What’s included in this section are our building code evaluations; product tests; and product approvals covering many, many applications for Aerosmith products.
Aerosmith uses two of the leading, ISO Accredited building Code Evaluation Services:
Aerosmith’s building code evaluation reports are available for download through this website or by logging on to the ICC-ESR and PEI-PER websites.
Zip System® and VersaPin® 2635SBG Pin - Allowable Shear Values to support cladding weight
Allowable shear capacity Thru Foam Plastic Insulated Sheathing (FPIS) using the Aerosmith 2635SBG pin, establishing the minimum fastening requirements to support various cladding weight. The components of the test are R-9 Zip System® R-Sheathing to 54 mil steel framing.
ICC-ESR 5028 - 2000 Series VersaPin - Values in Light Gauge Steel (copy)
The VersaPin® GripShank and Helical fasteners are pneumatically driven steel fasteners used to attach siding and wall sheathing to steel framing. The threaded portion of the shank must penetrate completely through the steel thickness.
The fasteners may be used in structures regulated by the IRC when an engineered design is submitted in accordance with IRC Section R301.1.3.
ICC-ESR 5030 - 2000 and 5000 Series Pins - Floor sheathing
The Aerosmith Fasteners (2385AG, 2359NG, and 5454 HPG) are pneumatically driven fasteners used to attach floor sheathing to cold-formed steel floor framing (CFS) members. The fasteners may be used to attach wood sheathing to CFS in structures regulated by the IRC, provided an engineered design is submitted in accordance with Section R301.1.3 of the IRC.
PER-06014 VersaPin® Values for various sheathing and cladding
This report, produced by PEI Evaluation Service®, covers the use of Aerosmith’s .100” VersaPin®s with A) James Hardie, Allura, and Fiber Cement Products, B) Densglass® Gold and Exterior Gypsum Sheathing, C) Plywood and OSB Shear Wall, D) Sure-Board® Series 2000 Structural Panels, E) Plywood and OSB Horizontal Diaphragms with various gauges of LGS attached with .100” and .145” Gripshank® and Helical Aerosmith pins. Code compliance for Uniform Building Code, International Building Code, International Residential Code, ASCE 7-10, Florida Building Code and the National Building Code of Canada
PER-07021 - 5000 Series Pins into CMU/Block
This report, issued by Pei Evaluation Service® covers the use of Aerosmith .145 Series pins for Cement Fiber Siding direct to concrete block (CMU). SurePin® Fasteners are driven hardened steel pins used to attach cement fiber siding (i.e. James Hardie) direct to concrete block.
ICC ESR 4481 - Aerosmith TraxPIN® GT Series power-driven fasteners
Aerosmith TraxPIN® GT Series power-driven fasteners are power-actuated fasteners used to fasten building components such as light-gage cold-formed steel framing to normalweight concrete, concrete masonry units (CMUs) and structural steel substrate materials. The fasteners are used as alternatives to the cast-in-place concrete anchors described in 2018 and 2015 IBC Section 1901.3 (2012 IBC Section 1908; 2009 IBC Section 1911) for placement in concrete; the embedded anchors described in Section 8.1.3 of TMS 402-13 referenced in Section 2107 of the 2018 and 2015 IBC (Section 2.1.4 of TMS 402-11 and -08, referenced in Section 2107 of the 2012 and 2009 IBC, respectively); and to the welds and bolts used to attach to steel, described in IBC Sections 2204.1 and 2204.2, respectively. For structures regulated under the IRC, the fasteners may also be used where an engineered design is submitted in accordance with IRC Section R301.1.3.
PER – 15094 through Pei Evaluation Service®; titled – “Aerosmith TraxPin Fasteners”
Products: Aerosmith Brand TraxPin® GT series; 0.102” to 0.120” diameter pins.
Applications: Steel track to concrete; Steel, Wood, or Composites to ASTM AS36 Steel; Gas powered tools.
Most Recent Code Evaluations: 2015 - International Building Code (IBC); International Residential Code (IRC)
2010 – Canadian Building Code (CBC)
This report, issued by ICC Evaluation Service, Inc covers the use of Aerosmith VersaPin helical and Gripshank pneumatic fasteners for: A)Attaching 5/8" thick Georgia Pacific Dens-Glass Fireguard gypsum, B)Attaching Type X gypsum to Cold-Formed Steel ranging from 12-22 gauge. The fasteners are used in exterior wall application that resist wind loading on structures of all types of construction under IBC and UBC and under IRC, provided an engineering design is submitted in accordance with IRC Section R301.1.3.
ICC-ESR 3145 - 2000 Series Pins - Wood Structural Panels - Shear, Wind and Seismic
This report, issued by ICC Evaluation Service, Inc covers the use of Aerosmith pins for: attach wood structural panels to cold-formed steel wall applications under the IBC, to resist in-plane wind or seismic forces in Seismic Design Categories A & B. The fasteners may be used in structures regulated under the IRC when an engineered design is submitted in accordance with IRC Section R301.1.3.
ICC-ESR 3453 - 5000 Series Pins - Values in Concrete and Steel
This report, issued by ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. covers the use of Aerosmith pins for: A) Building components to normal-weight concrete, B) Horizontal Diaphragms, and C) Structural Steel Substrates. The fasteners are used as alternatives to cast-in-place anchors described in IBC Sections 1911 and 1912 for placement in concrete and to the welds and bolts used to attach to steel, described in Sections 2204.1 and 2204.2. The fasteners may also be used where an engineered design is submitted in accordance with IRC Section R301.1.3.
ICC-ESR 5032 - 5000 Series Pins - SurePin and PowerPin - Values in Block/CMU
The SurePin® Pneumatic Fasteners are pneumatically driven fasteners used to attach building components such as fiber-cement siding and sheathing materials directly to concrete masonry units (CMUs). The fasteners are used as alternatives to the embedded anchors described in Section 8.1.3 of TMS 402 referenced in Section 2107 of the IBC (Section 2.1.4 of TMS 402 referenced in Section 2107 of the 2012 IBC). For structures regulated under the IRC, the fasteners may also be used where an engineered design is submitted in accordance with IRC Section R301.1.3.
ICC-ESR 3833: 3000 Series Pins - Values in Concrete, CMU and Steel
This report, issued by ICC Evaluation service Inc cover the use of Aerosmith 3000 series pins to fasten cold-formed steel to normal-weight concrete, sand-lightweight concrete, sand-lightweight concrete filled steel deck panels, concrete masonry units (CMUs) and structural steel substrate materials.
IAPMO* Evaluation Report #126
IAPMO* Evaluation Report #126 provides building code evaluation for SUREBOARD® Series 200 and 200W structural panels installed on Cold Formed Steel Framing or wood frame construction. The report is Sureboard’s parent company, Intermat. The evaluation includes shear wall results that include all seismic zones A-F. Section 2.2.2 “Fasteners” specifies Aerosmith ® Brand fasteners when pins are used in Cold Formed Steel Framing. Products: Aerosmith® Brand .100” and/or .145” pins in cold formed steel ranging from 20 gauge-structural to 12 gauge. Applications: Shear wall construction. Can be used for either interior or exterior applications. Test results determine what wall design is used for either seismic or wind resistance. Contact your design p;rofessional. Results: Exceptional lateral resistance for both wind and seismic “A-F” construction as demonstrated through cyclic wall testing.
Florida Product Approval
Aerosmith's SurePin and VersaPin line of fasteners have received Florida Product Approval for the use of attaching James Hardie Brand Siding and other Fiber Cement brands direct to concrete masonry units and Cold-Formed Steel. Aerosmith's VersaPin fasteners have received further approval to attach Exterior Gypsum, Plywood and OSB to Cold-Formed Steel in standard and shear wall configurations under the 2017 code.
Light Gauge Steel Research Report, No. LGSRG – 2-96
Extensive report by Reynaud Serrette, Ph.D. of the Light Gauge Steel Research Group at Santa Clara University. This report covers shear and tension testing of pin connections in various gauges of steel, the results of these tests and the comparison to the widely-utilized ANSI Screw Equations for similar fastenings. Intended for use by architects and engineers.
A report by Reynaud Serrette, Ph.D. of the Light Gauge Steel Research Group at Santa Clara University. The report explores the structural and economical benefits of using Henkel Loctite adhesives and Aerosmith Fasteners in light frame shear wall construction. The implications of the report are significant in the construction of 2' X 8' steel sheet shear walls, which will provide greater building design flexibility.
Aerosmith®’s newest ICC-ESR 4110 report provides you the up to date building code evaluations for our 2193HP track pin. Installation using our ‘high pressure’ systems enables applications into a variety of substrates like high density concrete; concrete block (CMU); or A36 Steel. You’re assured of a faster installation with the best “stick rate” you can find!
ASTM E330 Negative Wind Load Test for National Gypsum eXP board
This report, issued by Pei Evaluation Service® covers the use of Aerosmith VersaPin 2385AG pin for securing National Gypsum eXP sheathing (Vertical) to light gauge steel framing.
PT2000 Aerosmith ACQ Fastener Corrosion Resistance Report
Testing shows the allow plating technology of PT2000TM to have 3 to 10 times the corrosion reistance conventionally achieved with electro or hot dip galvanizations.
Aerosmith® now carries a full line of anchors that meet the criteria for use in cracked and uncracked concrete, Category 1!