NTA, Inc. Proposed a New Standard to ASTM to Open Markets in Canada for SIPs

May 25, 2012

NAPPANEE, INDIANA: NTA, Inc., a world leader in quality assurance testing for building materials and products, proposed to ASTM International, a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards, a new standard for Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) that would create a path for U.S. manufactures to meet the requirements of the Canadian building code. The new standard would be based on NTA IM014c for Structural Insulated Panels and is not intended to affect the current US certification programs for SIPs.

The effort to create this new standard is supported by the Structural Insulated Panel Association in addition to ASTM International, which is organizing a subcommittee to establish the new Section D07.02.08. Mr. Eric Tompos of NTA has been appointed as Chair of the new section.

“NTA is proud to lead the effort in creating this new standard which will hopefully open new markets in Canada for U.S. manufacturers of SIPs,” said Eric Tompos, Executive Vice President at NTA and subcommittee Chair. Industry and members of ASTM are encourage to join this new Section by contacting kshanahan@astm.org or through the ASTM web page http://www.astm.org.

A parallel effort to develop a product standard for SIPs is underway through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) consensus process. The new D07.02.08 standard and the ANSI product standard for SIPs will supplement one another according to a representative of ASTM International.

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.