CCMC Updates

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

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


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


  • 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)