International Building Code Section 1711


International Building Code 1711.1

General. In the absence of approved rules or other
approved standards, the building official shall make, or cause
to be made, the necessary tests and investigations; or the building
official shall accept duly authenticated reports from
approved agencies in respect to the quality and manner of use
of new materials or assemblies as provided for in Section
104.11. The cost of all tests and other investigations required
under the provisions of this code shall be borne by the permit
applicant.