PTC Product Design Group

Building Code Compliance Made Easy

About Us

PTC Product Design Group is an engineering firm whose focus is on Building Code compliance for products such as, windows, doors, skylights, storefront, curtain wall, garage doors, siding, and virtually any product prone to high winds and wind-born debris. We specialize in Florida Building Code Information System (BCIS) product approvals, Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA) submittals, and Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) product approvals, and much more.

We’ve been in business since 1991 and have successfully completed thousands of product approval submittals and site-specific engineering projects.


  • Florida BCIS Product Approval

    • New application preparation and submittals.
    • Revision applications due to product revisions.
    • Certification updates.
    • Application for compliance with the newest version of the Florida Building Code.
    • Florida product approvals with or without HVHZ (Miami-Dade and Broward Counties) approval.

  • Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA)

    • New Miami-Dade NOA preparation and submittals.
    • NOA revision submittals.
    • Application for compliance with the newest version of the Florida Building Code.
    • Test plan preparation and submittal.

  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Product Approval

    • Preparation of new TDI applications, for coastal Texas product approval.
    • TDI renewal applications.
    • TDI revision applications.

  • Structural & Impact Test Planning

    • Develop test plans that minimize the number of specimens required for your testing program, but capture options and configurations needed for the successful marketing of your product.
    • For Florida Product Approval (BCIS).
    • For Miami-Dade County (NOA).
    • In wind-borne debris areas.
    • For impact ratings.

  • Site Specific Engineering/Local Permitting

    • Throughout Florida and Texas, we can provide code compliance documentation, anchor calculations, and installation instructions for local permitting or site-specific engineering.

  • Code Compliance

    • With the cyclical revisions to Building Codes and the requirements for Florida Product Approval, Miami-Dade County and the Texas Department of Insurance, we can keep track of how these changes in the Building Code affect your products, your listed approvals, and advise on appropriate courses of action to remain in compliance.
    • Notification of upcoming Building Code change effective dates.
    • Provide a plan and estimated cost to keep your products “in compliance."

  • Product Design

    • With nearly 40 years of design experience, we can take your ideas through computer aided design and provide manufacturing drawings for mass production, including:
    • Product design.
    • Product modification for higher design pressure capacity, more efficiency in the manufacturing process, or any changes that are necessary to keep pace with competition.
    • Structural analysis of your design prior to structural testing.
    • Product design for impact rating.

  • Exterior Signs

    • Serving the sign industry with required calculations and documentation in Florida and Texas for:
    • Wall applied signs.
    • Monument signs.
    • Pylon signs.
    • Professional engineering and drafting services.
    • Drawings signed and sealed by a licensed professional engineer.
    • Structural calculations for outdoor signage.

  • Fence and Railings

    • Engineering for various fencing types.
    • Engineering for various railing types.
    • Professional engineering and drafting services.
    • Drawings signed and sealed by a licensed professional engineer.
    • Structural calculations.

  • More

    • Code compliance notifications.
    • Quality assurance management.
    • Product approval management.
    • Unlimited consultation.

Key Staff

We expect you will find the PTC staff to be professional and a pleasure to work with. We insist on meeting deadlines and not breaking promises. It is our highest goal that you will be satisfied with our work, and we pledge to make every attempt to meet your deadlines.

James Stropoli

President, Founder
Since 1979, James has worked in product development and engineering. In 1991 he saw and filled the need for code compliance engineering, by starting PTC. He was a founding member and first President of the Fenestration Manufacturers' Association (FMA).

Robert Amoruso, P.E.

Chief Engineer, Production Manager
Experienced in numerous design and engineering fields and a Licensed Professional Engineer for over 30 years with current licensure in Florida and Texas. At PTC, Robert’s focus has been helping building products manufacturers comply with Florida, Miami, and Texas, Building Codes and Product Approval Systems.

Rudy Camera

General Manager
Since 1974, Rudy’s experience has been serving those that use or move the products related to the building industry. With his background in sales and management, his focus is on the people that count on us to help them get it right and get it on time.


Though our office is located in Central Florida, our client base reaches across the country and into Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.

Mailing Address

PO Box 520775
Longwood, FL 32752-0775

Corporate Office

Phone: 321-690-1788
695 Wilma Street, Suite 117
Longwood, FL 32750

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