April 18, 2011
NAPPANEE, INDIANA: The Amendments to the 2006 City of New Orleans Ordinance section 103.13 for Research Reports, states supporting data where necessary to assist in the approval of materials or assemblies not specifically provided in this code, shall consist of valid research reports from approved sources. Product Evaluation Reports, as listed by ICC-ES, could be used to consider alternate materials or methods for acceptance and shall be referenced on the plans submittal package submitted for obtaining the permit.
On January 13, 2011, NTA, Inc. appealed the City of New Orleans 2006 Amendment to the New Orleans Building Code section 103.13. NTA discussed the details of an ISO/IEC 17065 accreditations held by ICC-ES and NTA and requested that the New Orleans ordinance be updated to address NTA as a recognized Certification agency.
The Board voted unanimously to approve this request and ruled to accept certification reports from NTA, Inc. NTA strives to work with all jurisdictions on options for approving building code alternate materials with the use of our ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation and providing information to building departments on how this is accepted.
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.