1706.1 Conformance to Standards
The design strengths and permissible stresses of any structural material that are identified by a manufacturer’s designation as to manufacture
and grade by mill tests, or the strength and stress grade is otherwise confirmed to the satisfaction of the building official, shall conform to the
specifications and methods of design of accepted engineering practice or the approved rules in the absence of applicable standards.
1706.2 New Materials
For materials that are not specifically provided for in this code, the design strengths and permissible stresses shall be established by tests as
provided for in Section 1707.