ASHEVILLE, N.C. - W.P. Hickman Company, a leading manufacturer of perimeter edge metal for commercial roof applications, has received its Notice of Acceptance (NOA) from the Building Code Compliance Office in Miami-Dade County. Effective October 18, 2007 the following Hickman products are eligible for use throughout the county, including within High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ): Permasnap, Permasnap Plus, Econosnap, TerminEdge, Extruded TerminEdge, Extruded TerminEdge for BUR or Mod Bit, Safeguard, Safeguard NP, and MBED. Hickman’s Miami-Dade NOA file is 07-0409.01 and it can be located on the Building Code Compliance Office Web site at www.miamidade.gov/buildingcode/pc-search_app.asp.

In order to receive the Miami-Dade NOA, numerous products were tested by a Florida Approved Testing Agency. Test results were then stamped by a Florida-registered professional engineer, which certified that the products met Florida Building Code specifications. The specifications of the NOA distributed in Miami-Dade require that approved products are capable of protecting the building envelope from a storm breach, are installed by an approved method, and meet all applicable test standards. For more information, call 800-892-9173 or visit www.wph.com.