Norseman Structures is certified to CAN/CSA-A660, a requirement of engineered structures under the National Building Code of Canada. The new CSA-A660 requirements, released in the fall of 2009, introduce more stringent mandatory standards for fabric engineering than were previously part of the previous CSA-A660 certification. The new standards include full-system requirements covering the fabric supplier, fabric design engineer and fabric production facilities. Norseman Structures' certification to this new standard provides customer confidence in the strength and reliability of its products and integrity of the company.
The CSA-A660 Standard was developed to assist government officials in reviewing building permit submissions incorporating a steel building system, and to help purchasers in obtaining a quality building. Customers may experience difficulty in getting permits without CSA-A660 certification.
The CSA-A660 Standard requires that the manufacturer's suppliers, production facilities, design, engineering, staff, and quality assurance systems are capable of consistently producing quality buildings. The National Building Code of Canada states that "building systems shall be manufactured by companies certified in accordance with the requirements of CSA-A660 Certification of Manufactures of Steel Building Systems."