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Category III States

The Technical Suitability of Products (TSP) Program is a component of the Minimum Property Standards (MPS) Program. Housing systems such as modular and closed cell construction are building products covered by the TSP Program. Under this program, modular and closed cell construction encompasses factory-built structures and complex structural assemblies (not including manufactured homes) that are inspected and labeled under state-regulated programs. This permits such structures and assemblies to be eligible for federally insured financing. Currently there are 31 state programs that are accepted as Category III State Agencies (see full listing below).

Acceptance as a Category III State involves the following: Review and acceptance of the state construction standards and administrative and enforcement procedures. State programs must contain the following elements:

  • Units must have a unique identification, and an official state label.
  • Units must have a permanently affixed data plate that describes design loads and specifications (e.g. live load, snow load, wind load, & seismic zone).
  • Units must meet specific energy code requirements.
  • Builders must certify that all non-structural features comply with MPS-accepted building codes.
  • Periodic review of the accepted state program based on individual state agreements.

 

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IBTS has compiled samples and descriptions of all certification labels applied to modular homes by approved Category III States. This data includes a sample of the state label, label size, material, colors, description of its application, and miscellaneous comments along with the state program contact information. If you wish to view a particular state's label and contact information, click on the state in the list below. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view these files.

States not listed above have not been approved as Category III States.

Information regarding modular non-Category III State programs is available here.

For more information, contact Richard St. Onge.


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