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 [...]

By |2019-09-06T13:51:09-06:00March 6th, 2019|CCMC News & Updates|

CCMC Launches Building Official Helpdesk

Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) is pleased to launch the Building Official HelpDesk for all of Canada. The HelpDesk is only for Building Officials and is designed to meet their needs. CCMC is available to answer Building Official enquiries during the hours of 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Eastern Standard Time), Monday to Friday. Questions from Building [...]

By |2019-09-06T13:51:09-06:00March 6th, 2019|CCMC News & Updates|

CCMC Technical Bulletin – Sept 2018

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 [...]

By |2019-09-06T13:51:10-06:00October 4th, 2018|CCMC News & Updates, Featured|

CCMC Evaluation Update – May 2018

At the request of the Provinces and Territories, the regulators of construction across Canada, CCMC was created as Canada’s official evaluation service for building officials and the construction industry in 1988. Formalizing this relationship was a Memorandum of Understanding between Canada’s Federal Government and Provincial and Territorial Governments (PTs). Also at the request of the [...]

By |2019-09-06T13:51:10-06:00June 27th, 2018|CCMC News & Updates|

CCMC MgO Board Advisory – March 2018

The following documents have been revised to reflect the fact that the product GreenE-Board™ (CCMC 13417-R), manufactured by Southern Cross Technologies, Inc., is no longer included in the CCMC Registry of Product Evaluations. As of January 2018, the CCMC Evaluation Report for this product has been cancelled. Please note that all references to this product [...]

By |2019-09-06T13:51:10-06:00April 11th, 2018|CCMC News & Updates, Featured|

Building Official HelpDesk Launch

Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) is pleased to launch the Building Official HelpDesk for all of Canada. The HelpDesk is only for Building Officials and is designed to meet their needs. DOWNLOAD ENGLISH REPORT Le Centre canadien de matériaux de construction (CCMC) est fier d’annoncer le bureau d’aide « Assistance pour les agents du [...]

By |2019-09-06T13:51:10-06:00October 12th, 2017|CCMC News & Updates|

CCMC MgO Board Advisory – July 2017

CCMC was recently made aware of premature failures in other countries of some magnesium oxide (MgO) boards. Due to the increased use of MgO boards in Canada, and CCMC’s role in support of Canada’s Building Officials, Provincial/Territorial Governments and construction industry, we are providing the following... DOWNLOAD ENGLISH REPORT Des défaillances prématurées [...]

By |2019-09-06T13:51:10-06:00July 12th, 2017|CCMC News & Updates|

CCMC Evaluation Update – May 2017

The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) is Canada’s official evaluation service for building officials and the construction industry since 1988. CCMC’s mandate is to provide a technical opinion that a product or system complies with the requirements of Canada’s Building Codes as an ‘alternative solution’ and to provide verification that a product conforms to a [...]

By |2019-09-06T13:51:10-06:00June 12th, 2017|CCMC News & Updates|

CCMC Evaluation Report on CCMC 14036-R DC 315 Intumescent Coating

In response to questions from Building Officials across Canada concerning the Canadian Construction Material Centre’s (CCMC) evaluation report “CCMC 14036-R DC 315 Intumescent Coating” manufactured by International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI), CCMC is providing the following technical clarification as was requested by many. Read the Full Report    

By |2019-09-06T13:51:10-06:00April 7th, 2017|CCMC News & Updates|