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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
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.
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.
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.
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