Thursday, October 20, 2016

Why Manufactured Homes are Perfect for Millennials

Members of the Millennial generation often view the home buying market with reserve. Our struggling economy hit them the hardest. Right when many of them were leaving college, and starting careers, unemployment rates skyrocketed, leaving them with college debt and little to no income.
Now, with employment options growing, more Millennials are considering purchasing a home. Having grown up in a budget conscious time, they are concerned with making sure their money is well spent. Some of the concerns that Millennials have when looking at a home are:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Complying with the new Federal Formaldehyde Emission Standards

The new EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards program looks a lot like the well-known CARB program  (California Air Resources Board). The CARB program was one of the first successful programs that aims to reduce exposure to Formaldehyde emissions. First approved by ARB in 2007, the first emission standards were implanted on 1/1/2009. In the past seven years, much has been learned from their program, and the EPA built on their experiences for the new Federal program.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Upcoming Events

Would you like to be able to sit down with a building code expert and have them answer your questions, without being in a rush? Or have face-time with a building product test engineer to discuss that new product you have been thinking about? 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

NTA’s SCC Scope Expansion, and how it helps you

The Standards Council of Canada recently approved a scope expansion for NTA! The updated scope now includes Walls, Partitions, Facades, Roof, Ceilings, Floors and Stairs. This opens up opportunities for our clients, especially those with Light Gauge and Cold-Formed Steel Certifications, like cold-formed metal framing, structural metal stud framing, cold-formed joist framing and non-structural metal stud framing.

This means if you manufacture metal framing members intended for use in Structural Metal Stud Framing, NTA can now evaluate your products to the current standards and issue a listing report valid in both the United States and Canada. Whether it is C-Shapes, tracks, U-Channels or other types of cold-formed, light-gauge or metal structural members, NTA can provide the certification you need.

With even more new scope expansions expected in the near future, there are now more reasons than ever to choose NTA as your testing, inspection and certification agency!

For more information on how our new expanded Scope can benefit you, be sure to contact us, and take a look at our updated SCC Scope of Accreditation.