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Viewing reports and listings
To find Evaluation Reports and Listings in the Registry: Browse the index (Evaluation index).
Each Evaluation Report and Listing bears two numbers that are used for locating the Report or Listing. The first number is a five-digit number followed by an "R" indicating "Report" or "L" indicating "Listing"; for example, CCMC 12070-R. This number is found on each Listing and on the first page of each Report.
The second number, which is located on each Listing and on the first page of each Report, is the MasterFormat "section" number; for example Reports say "Division xx xx x.xx." Listings have the number only. The North American MasterFormat system is the basic index to all CCMC publications. It has been used so as to correlate the information with such other construction industry publications as the National Master Specification (NMS). The first two digits in the MasterFormat number indicate the broad-scope division. In the example 07 25 10.03, "07" means Division 7, which is the division entitled "Thermal and Moisture Protection."
Some of the Evaluation Reports and Listings appearing in this Registry show "Re-evaluation due" dates that are past. The CCMC is currently in the process of re-evaluating these products. In the interim, the evaluations remain valid for the conditions under which they were originally published.
This Registry is provided without representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) provides no endorsement for any evaluated material, product, system or service described herein.
NRC has evaluated the material, product, system or service described herein only for those characteristics stated herein.
The information and opinions in this Registry are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents.
NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use or reliance on the information contained in this Registry. NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services for or on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.
Fire Performance of Innovative Structural Products in Houses
This Registry contains opinions on the suitability-for-use of products intended as structural elements in houses. Although historically there has been no need to regulate the structural fire performance of houses, an inherent intent of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) is that occupants have sufficient time to escape from a building in the event of a fire.
There are many factors that may determine whether that intent is achieved. The fire endurance of structural elements may be one. However, its importance may be minimized by other factors such as combustible content load, early warning devices, smoke movement and toxicity, and fire department response time; all contributing to the overall system performance. Research is now underway within NRC Construction to determine the critical factors that affect occupant escape from houses.
Some innovative structural products have been used in the marketplace for several years and have gained the confidence of design professionals, code authorities and users with respect to their performance under typical fire scenarios in today's house system. Some newer products have not been in service long enough to have gained that confidence and may present a more obvious concern.
Unless otherwise stated, innovative structural products for houses have not been evaluated in the context of the NBC intent noted above. As is the case for all innovative products, designers and authorities need to exercise judgment in considering the use of innovative structural products for houses.
To obtain more information on how to have a product evaluated by the CCMC, contact:
Canadian Construction Materials Centre
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
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