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Who We Are

NEMO ETC is a firm of engineers, technicians and research specialists providing Engineering, Evaluation, Testing and Consulting services to the building-envelope component and systems industry. Our primary strengths are our experience and our focus on a particular industry, servicing building-envelope component and systems manufacturers. NEMO ETC was formerly part of TRINITY|ERD, which started in 1986 serving clients across the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. On January 1, 2018, Robert Nieminen purchased the Connecticut and South Carolina offices of TRINITY|ERD. NEMO ETC continues to provide the high-level of service that comes with 25 years’ experience, while expanding its service-offerings to meet market-needs with a focus on innovative, forward-thinking solutions that give our clients a competitive edge.

Our Services


Audited Facilities Under ISO/IEC 17025

About Our Accreditation

The international accreditation standard for laboratory testing services is ISO/IEC 17025. NEMO ETC facilities are audited and accredited by the following entities:

By virtue of these accreditations, our laboratories are listed and Approved with the following organizations.

In addition, our laboratories are participants in the UL Third-Party Test Data Program (TPTDP), whereby test data generated at our laboratories is acceptable for the establishment of UL Certification Listings.

About IAS

Our primary accreditation is through the International Accreditation Service (IAS); a non-profit, public-benefit corporation that help organizations demonstrate compliance and competence to their customers, regulators and the public.  IAS accredits a wide range of companies and organizations involved in conformity assessment activities such as testing, inspection, certification, fabrication, code compliance and enforcement.

NEMO ETC utilizes IAS as its primary accreditation body due, in part, to IAS being a signatory to the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation and the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA).

This allows Code bodies, government agencies and designers-of-record throughout the world to accept NEMO ETC as an ISO/IEC accredited inspection agency and laboratory; and in turn, accept NEMO ETC reports.  For example:

  • The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) publishes Code evaluation reports for compliance with the National Building Code of Canada. CCMC requires testing performed by “laboratories recognized by CCMC for that particular test method”.   The CCMC website indicates CCMC will recognize “laboratories accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC)”.   Since both IAS and SCC are signatories to the ILAC MRA, SCC recognizes IAS accredited laboratories and, therefore, recognizes NEMO ETC’s laboratories.  By extension, CCMC must recognize NEMO ETC testing for use in their CCMC reports.

NEMO ETC laboratories are ISO/IEC accredited to conduct a wide variety of standardized tests from various publishers, including but not limited to:

  • AAMA: American Architectural Manufacturers Association
  • ANSI: American National Standards Institute
  • ASTM: American Society of Testing and Materials
  • CGSB: Canadian General Standards Board
  • CSA: Canadian Standards Association
  • FBC HVHZ TAS: Testing Application Standards (Miami-Dade Test Protocols)
  • FM: FM Approvals, LLC

Why Choose Nemo Etc

Experience, Knowledge, Trust and Confidence

The tenure of NEMO ETC technical staff translates to over 100 years of experience. Our clients tap into some of the most talented, experienced and knowledgeable minds in our industry – and develop the level of trust necessary to effectively do business in our industry. At NEMO ETC we do not simply knock out an assembly-line of “passing results”. Our priority is the end-game objective of our services; namely, the documentation of factual performance and confidence to the end-user that the components and systems NEMO ETC has evaluated or tested meet codified requirements and/or targeted performance levels.


We are experts in the field of building-envelope cladding components and systems. We don’t pretend to be something we are not, and we won’t waste your time or money offering services that don’t fall within our area of expertise.

Return on Investment

We are incredibly skilled at utilizing small-scale data, point-load-analysis and criticality analysis to achieve greater control over the testing process and your objectives, which translates to maximum return on investment.

Our Locations

Head Office & Test Facility

Oxford, Connecticut
353 Christian Street, Unit 13
Oxford, CT 06478
+1 203 262-9245

Test Facility

Columbia, South Carolina
10 Mauney Ct.
Columbia, SC 29201
+1 203 262-9245