SPRI, which represents manufacturers of single-ply membrane roof system products and associated accessories, also is a standards-development organization. And because some of SPRI's standards are referenced in International Building Code,® 2018 Edition (IBC 2018) and can be used as design references, designers and roofing contractors should be aware of them.
SPRI is an American National Standards Institute- (ANSI-) accredited standards developer. ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards by accrediting the procedures of standards developing organizations (SDOs), such as SPRI. Accreditation by ANSI signifies the standards development procedures used by an SDO meet ANSI's essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.
There are 237 SDOs accredited by ANSI and more than 11,500 ANSI standards.