CCMC evaluation services

What are evaluations?

An evaluation is an impartial, technical opinion. On the building side, that opinion often relates to the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada and of provincial codes.

For products for which specific standards exist, industry often relies on CCMC's evaluations to demonstrate conformity. Opinions on these products are published in Evaluation Listings.

For products for which no specific standards exist, the CCMC provides evaluations, which are undertaken for products that are manufactured, assembled, or processed at a particular site or manufacturing facility; they apply only to those products. The resulting Evaluation Reports and Evaluation Listings specify the ways in which the products are to be used for the evaluation to be valid.

Recognition of CCMC evaluations

Provinces and territories

Members of the Provincial/Territorial Policy Advisory Committee on Codes (PTPACC), composed of senior officials from provincial and territorial departments responsible for building regulation, recognize CCMC evaluations as a useful basis for determining the acceptability of products within the context of building code requirements under their jurisdictions.

The acceptance of individual CCMC evaluations is made on an individual basis by the appropriate jurisdictions. No jurisdiction is bound to accept CCMC Reports.

In Ontario, the CCMC is the only organization designated as a materials evaluation body for the purposes of supporting Minister's Rulings on innovative materials, systems and building designs under the Building Code Act.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation permits the use of CCMC evaluated products in construction financed or insured under the National Housing Act.

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Construction products described in Evaluation Listings that have been shown to comply with applicable standards or building codes are accepted by Public Works and Government Services Canada for use on PWGSC projects. Innovative construction products that have been shown to comply with CCMC-developed requirements will be considered by PWGSC on a case-by-case basis.

Canadian Home Builders'Association

The Canadian Home Builders' Association supports the use of CCMC evaluations as a basis for determining the acceptability of products within the context of the R-2000 Program.

Canadian Roofing Contractor's Association

The Canadian Roofing Contractor's Association supports the use of CCMC-developed requirements for determining conformance of roofing products to the applicable standards referenced in the building codes.

Enquiries

Canadian Construction Materials Centre
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6

Telephone: 613-993-6189
Fax: 613-952-0268
Emailccmc@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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