November 18, 2016
NAPPANEE, INDIANA: NTA, Inc. has certified (Certification Report HOCK032015-80) that Howick, Ltd.’s Cold-Formed Load-Bearing and Nonload-Bearing Studs, Joists and Tracks meets the building code requirements set out in the IRC, IBC and the AISI S100 North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, as well as NTA’s own, strict Quality System Requirements and their Light Gauge and Cold-Formed Steel Structural Components program.
This certification covers steel framing in various thicknesses from 12 to 22 gauge. It also contains design values for deflection, or slip, track purposes. Specifiers, building officials, contractors, and others can use this certification to use or approve Howick, Ltd.’s products in construction projects in accordance with the specifications.
Howick, Ltd. has been manufacturing high-tech machinery for over 37 years. Their Headquarters are in New Zealand with a number of regional offices throughout the world. As stated by Thomas Reed, PM-USA, “Our technological advancement of machinery and software brings forth speed in manufacturing engineered components, assemblies, and installations for the construction and building industry by maximizing the efficiency of skilled labor and enhancing the ability of non-skilled labor.”
About NTA: NTA, Inc., located in Nappanee, Indiana, provides building product certification, building code compliance review, engineering design services, inspection and product testing. The company has over 60 trained professional engineers, plan reviewers, technicians, consultants and design draftsmen with professional registrations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.