ICC NTA, LLC hires Troy Bronstad, Senior Technical Team Leader at NTA’s fire testing lab in Bryan, TX. Mr. Bronstad’s 22+ years of expertise and experience in performing fire testing, evaluating test results, and writing reports is why he is an excellent choice to lead NTA’s technical team in TX.
Mr. Bronstad has extensive knowledge and has worked with all aspects of the testing process, including project management, construction of test assemblies, instrumenting test assemblies, evaluating test results, and writing reports for ASTM, NFPA, UL, and other nationally recognized test standards. His years of experience with Large-Scale Oxygen Depletion Calorimetry, Fire Resistance Testing, and the Intermediate Scale Multistory Test Apparatus gives NTA a great resource in their new Bryan fire lab facility.
“Sharing his abundant knowledge and understanding the customer’s needs are Troy’s strengths when it comes to building products testing,” says Mike Luna, Senior Director of Building Products and Southwest Lab Operations Manager. “We are excited and honored to have Troy on ICC NTA’s leadership team and look forward to the value and customer service mindset he brings to our operations.”
Mr. Bronstad is an expert in testing products such as but not limited to Spray Foam Plastic Insulation. Test methods that require the use of the Large-Scale Oxygen Depletion Calorimetry, which he has experience in, are NFPA 286, NFPA 265, UL 1715, ISO 9705, CAN/ULC-9705-13, AC 377 Appendix X, Unvented Attic Tests, Alternative Fire Test Method for Attics and Crawl Spaces (AC 12), SwRI 99-02, and UBC 26-3. He has been involved in instrumenting, preparing samples, running furnace controls, and writing full reports on several Fire Resistant tests, including but not limited to ASTM E119, UL 263, ASTM E814, UL 1479, NFPA 275, UL 10(B), UL 10(C), ULC S-124, and ULC S101. Mr. Bronstad is also well versed with the Multistory Test Apparatus from his previous roles as technician, supervisor, and project manager for testing cladding systems for flame propagation and perimeter fire barriers for fire resistance. He has become an expert in multiple tests, including NFPA 285, ULC S134, and ASTM E2307.
“I am looking forward to working with ICC NTA’s new state-of-the-art fire testing facility and bringing my years of experience to the fire testing industry,” said Troy Bronstad. “Their dedication to ensuring safe building products and focus on customer service is above no other.”
About ICC NTA, LLC: As an accredited third-party agency and part of the International Code Council (ICC) family of solutions, NTA provides code evaluation, product certification, inspection, engineering, plan review, and testing services, as well as independent quality and standards compliance verification for building product manufacturers. With offices, testing labs, and training facilities in both Nappanee, Indiana, and Bryan, Texas, NTA serves residential and commercial builders, code officials, manufacturers, and suppliers throughout the building industry.