CCMC Updates

Documents and items of interest from CCMC will be posted here. 

September 2019

Technical Bulletin

Clarification of use over sheathing membranes, air and vapour barriers: Tape identification - The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) currently publishes four Evaluation Reports (CCMC 11362-R, 11955-R, 13401-R and 14018-R) for pressure-sensitive tapes used over sheathing membranes, air and vapour barrier material (MasterFormat 07 25 20). The evaluated tapes are available in the different colours and product names shown in the table linked below.

- Read the full September 2019 technical bulletin (version française - Bulletin technique - 2019 septembre)

August 2019

Topics in the August Update

  • Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation (CCCME)

  • First Nations National Building Officers Association (FNNBOA)

  • Saskatchewan Building Officials Association (SBOA)

  • New Brunswick Building Officials Association (NBBOA)

  • Alliance of Canadian Building Officials’ Associations (ACBOA)

  • Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)

  • Manitoba First Nations Housing Forum

Read the updates in full (August 2019 CCMC update / 2019 août)

Technical Bulletin

Magnesium Oxide (MgO): The following is an additional update to the Canadian Construction Materials Centre’s (CCMC) Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Board Advisory dated March 2018. It has been brought to the CCMC’s attention that Jona Panel Sales Inc. is currently misrepresenting the validity of the CCMC Evaluation Report #13417-R covering the product GreenE-Board™. The CCMC Evaluation Report #13417-R covering the product GreenE-Board™ was canceled in February 2018 and removed from the CCMC’s registry of product evaluations. However, the CCMC Evaluation Report #13417-R regarding this product’s CCMC certification is being misrepresented as valid on the company’s website. The CCMC has notified Jona Panel Sales Inc. to remove all references to the CCMC Evaluation Report 13417-R covering the product GreenE-Board™ from its materials and documentation; to date, these actions have not yet been completed.

- Read the full August 2019 technical bulletin (version française - Bulletin technique - 2019 août)

February 2019

Auger-Installed Steel Pile Foundations: It has come to CCMC’s attention that there may be concerns with the manufacturing and installation of auger-installed steel screw foundation piles used on Canadian job sites. As identified in CCMC evaluations’ conditions and limitations, every project is required to have: helical blades, approval of a registered professional engineer, welding that conforms to standards; required corrosion protection, and a certified installer. CCMC has been informed that these conditions and limitations may not be applied in all cases and consequently this can compromise the load carrying capacity and serviceability of the corresponding load bearing foundations.

- Read the full February 2019 technical bulletin. (version française - Bulletin technique - 2019 février)

September 2018

Highlights

Spray foam - Site-manufacturing quality assurance: The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) has been involved in the Canadian spray-applied polyurethane foam thermal insulation (spray foam) industry for more than 20 years, and has actively participated in the development of code and standards requirements for spray foams, to support the industry and to participate in the protection of the health and safety of Canadians. To that end, the following information is provided to inform spray foam manufacturers, authorities and users of the importance of site quality assurance for the code compliant installation of spray foam.

- Download the full CCMC September 2018 Update. (version française - 2018 septembre)

May 2018

Highlights

  • First Nations National Building Officers Association (FNNBOA)/Alliance of Canadian Building Officials Association (ACBOA) workshop. In conjunction with ACBOA, CCMC hosted a two-day workshop for FNNBOA on February 27 and 28, 2018.

  • Building Official HelpDesk. To better support building officials, CCMC has launched the Building Official HelpDesk to answer questions about the construction products included in the CCMC Registry of Product Evaluations. For more information, see the press release on the ACBOA Web site.

  • CCMC strengthens relationships with Canadian building officials. CCMC attends the meetings of the Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan Building Officials Associations.

  • CCMC MgO Board Advisory update. CCMC issues a technical briefing update to the July 2017 “CCMC MgO Board Advisory” on magnesium oxide (MgO) boards.

  • CCMC expands. CCMC welcomes engineer Mihailo Mihailovic to the national product evaluation team

- Download the full CCMC May 2018 Update. (version française - 2018 mai)