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[CCMC 13640-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

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Compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a balcony windbreak glazing system and fall-protection guard in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following codes:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
04-01-05-14-00-0-004.1.5.14. Loads on Guards and HandrailsAcceptable
04-01-07-01-00-0-004.1.7.1. Specified Wind LoadAcceptable
04-01-07-05-00-0-004.1.7.5.(5) For the design of balcony guards, the in ...Acceptable
04-01-08-03-00-0-004.1.8.3.(5) All structural framing elements not cons ...Acceptable
04-01-08-18-00-0-004.1.8.18.(14) Except as provided in Sentence 4.1.8.18. ...Acceptable
04-03-05-01-00-0-004.3.5.1. Design Basis for AluminumAcceptable
09-06-00-00-00-0-009.6. GlassAcceptable
09-08-08-02-00-0-009.8.8.2. Loads on GuardsAcceptable
09-08-08-03-00-0-009.8.8.3. Height of GuardsAcceptable
09-08-08-06-00-0-009.8.8.6. Design of Guards to Not Facilitate ClimbingAcceptable
09-08-08-07-00-0-009.8.8.7. Glass in GuardsAcceptable
09-10-17-01-00-0-009.10.17.1. Flame-Spread Rating of Interior SurfacesAcceptable
09-20-16-01-00-0-009.20.16.1. Corrosion Resistance of ConnectorsAcceptable

National Building Code of Canada 2020

ID Code provision Solution type
40105140000004.1.5.14. Loads on Guards and HandrailsAcceptable
40107010000004.1.7.1. Specified Wind LoadAcceptable
40107050000004.1.7.5.(5) Except as provided in Sentence 4.1.7.5.( ...Acceptable
40108030000004.1.8.3.(5) All structural framing elements not cons ...Acceptable
40108180000004.1.8.18.(14) Except as provided in Sentence 4.1.8.18. ...Acceptable
40305010000004.3.5.1. Design Basis for AluminumAcceptable
90600000000009.6. GlassAcceptable
90808020000009.8.8.2. Loads on GuardsAcceptable
90808030000009.8.8.3. Height of GuardsAcceptable
90808060000009.8.8.6. Design of Guards to Not Facilitate ClimbingAcceptable
90808070000009.8.8.7. Glass in GuardsAcceptable
91017010000009.10.17.1. Flame-Spread Rating of Interior SurfacesAcceptable
92016010000009.20.16.1. Corrosion Resistance of ConnectorsAcceptable

The above opinion(s) is/are based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

Product information

Product name

Lumon Glazing System

Product description

The product consists of two parts:

  • Part 1: The glazing part, which has two options:

    • Lumon Glazing Retractable – a glazing system with sliding and hinged opening mechanisms
    • Lumon Glazing Sliding – a glazing system with a sliding glass opening mechanism

Both of these options scale according to the space, the demands of the conditions and the customer's needs. The system is not hermetically sealed, as there are ventilation gaps between the sliding and hinged glass panels.

  • Part 2: The guard part, Lumon Balcony Balustrade, which forms a balcony windbreak glazing system. The system is not hermetically sealed, as there are ventilation gaps between the glass panels.
Lumon Glazing Retractable

The Lumon Glazing Retractable system is a frameless glazing system consisting of an upper extruded aluminum telescopic loadbearing profile and a lower extruded aluminum guiding profile, which are mounted to the balcony ceiling and on the handrail or floor. Toughened glass panes, with glass beads top and bottom, are mounted between the upper and lower profiles.

The glass panels slide along the upper profile and are guided by the lower profile. The panels then fold open, with the assistance of roller bearings and hinge components that are fixed to each glazing bead. All glass panels can slide and be opened, except for one hinged panel at the end of the glass portion, which is fixed in place but can be opened by folding either inwards or outwards. A latch mechanism keeps the fixed-in-place glass panel closed or partially open for ventilation. The other glass panels can be moved laterally, swung open at 90° and locked in place with the hinges of adjacent panels.

To fully open the system, the movable glass panels can all be shifted to the end with the fixed-in-place panel. An integrated stacking device secures the glass panels while they are in the open position. A locking groove is milled to the top and bottom of the glass to ensure a fail-proof connection between the glass and the glass bead, in addition to the adhesively bonded connection. Glazing beads are cut wider than the glass panels to prevent glass-to-glass contact when in the closed position and to provide ventilation between the glass panels.

Lumon Glazing Sliding 

The Lumon Glazing Sliding system is a frameless glazing system consisting of an upper extruded aluminum guiding profile and lower extruded loadbearing aluminum profile, which are mounted to the balcony ceiling and on the handrail or floor. Toughened glass panes, with glass beads top and bottom, are mounted between the upper and lower profiles. The glass panels slide along the lower profile and are guided by the upper profile, and the panels are interleading. A locking groove is milled to the top and bottom of the glass to ensure a fail-proof connection between the glass and the glass bead, in addition to the adhesively bonded connection.

Lumon Balcony Balustrade

The Lumon Balcony Balustrade portion is composed of tempered glass in-fill panels, galvanized steel anchors and extruded aluminum handrails, posts and sills. The extruded aluminum handrail connects to the posts with stainless steel bolts and rivets, while the extruded aluminum sill connects to the posts with stainless steel bolts. The top of the glass in-fill panels is held in the track formed by the edge of the handrail. This track is lined with an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber seal and a clip-in extruded aluminum retaining profile. Another extruded aluminum sill with an EPDM rubber seal holds the bottom of the glass panels in place, along with a clip-in extruded aluminum retaining profile. The extruded aluminum posts, which are connected by a friction wedge plate, fit over the top of the steel foot anchors, to which they are held with stainless steel threaded rod inserts and stainless steel cap hex nuts.

Three views of the Lumon Glazing System: isometric, cross-section and elevation.

Figure 1. Lumon Glazing System: isometric view (right); cross-section view (middle); and elevation view (left) (all dimensions in millimetres)

  1. Glazing part
  2. Balcony guard (balustrade ) part
  3. Upper extruded aluminum profile (telescopic loadbearing for Glazing Retractable or guiding non-loadbearing for Glazing Sliding)
  4. Glazing frameless glass panels
  5. Lower extruded aluminum profile (guiding non-loadbearing for Glazing Retractable or loadbearing for Glazing Sliding)
  6. Handrail
  7. Cladding glass panels
  8. Floor frame

Manufacturing plant

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:

Product nameManufacturing plant
Woodbridge, ON, CA
Lumon Glazing SystemProduct evaluated by the CCMC

Product evaluated by the CCMC Indicates that the product from this manufacturing facility has been evaluated by the CCMC

  Conditions and limitations

The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.

  • The product must be installed on balcony structures that meet the local municipal building code.
  • The product is not hermetically sealed; as such, it does not create an additional conditioned living space.
  • All installations must be performed by a competent installer certified by the manufacturer in accordance with their installation manual and field quality control system.
  • This evaluation does not provide any specific design approach for the product. Case-specific engineering must be provided by a qualified engineer for:
    • wind, seismic and other pertinent loading calculations: if the effects of these calculated lateral loads exceed those of the horizontal loads used in the performance requirements section of this evaluation, such application is beyond the scope of this evaluation and must be treated as a case-specific engineering design; 
    • the design of the connections between the product and supporting structure (i.e., connectors, fixtures, anchorage, etc.); and 
    • the supporting structure: Lumon Glazing System must be installed on balcony structures that meet the requirements of the NBC 2015 or NBC 2020 for exterior balconies.

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-085700-15CCMC Technical Guide for Balcony Glazing System
CCMC-TG-085700-20CCMC Technical Guide for Balcony Glazing System

The technical documentation provided by Lumon in the form of certifications issued by manufacturers of raw material, engineering analysis issued by qualified engineers and test reports issued by recognized laboratories is assessed by the CCMC for this evaluation, and the summary is presented below. 

Prescriptive requirements

The prescriptive requirements in this evaluation are the limits for the geometry of the assembled product as well as the chemical compositions and physical properties of the materials used for the manufacture of the product, as summarized in the table below.

Table 1. Geometrical and material properties of the product
Property Unit Requirement Result Method
Height of guard mm ≥ 1 070 Pass Test report

 

Design of guards to not facilitate climbingTable footnote (1)

Located more than 450 mm horizontally and vertically from each other Pass Test report
Provide not more than a 15 mm horizontal offset Pass Test report
Do not provide a toe space more than 45 mm horizontally and 20 mm vertically Pass Test report
Present more than a 1-in-2 slope on the offset Pass Test report

 

Aluminum

alloy EN AW-6063-T5 or T6 Pass CertificationTable footnote (2)
ultimate tensile strength MPa ≥ 150 Pass
yield strength MPa ≥ 110 Pass
Glass Laminated, tempered or wired safety glass Pass CertificationTable footnote (3)
Polymeric material Polyamide PA66 or equivalent Pass CertificationTable footnote (4)
Fastener material Stainless steel Pass Test reportTable footnote (5)
Performance requirements

The performance of the product in this evaluation mainly involves the ultimate limit states to ensure the resistance of the balustrade part to the applied loads as guards for fall protection. The performance of the product specimens under wind and seismic effects are provided as benchmarks for the design engineers to adopt, in correlation with their calculations for wind pressure and earthquake equivalent force based on the provisions of Part 4 of Division B of the NBC 2015 or NBC 2020. Other performance requirements to ensure the functionality and ease of operation mainly involve the glazing part, while the fire performance involves the whole system when applicable. 

Table 2. Performance of the balustrade part as guard for fall protection under applied horizontal loads
Load application in laboratory testing Tested part Unfactored load (kN) Factored load (kN) Ultimate limit states Serviceability limit states
Failure criteria ResultTable footnote (1) Displacement criteria ResultTable footnote (2) (mm)

Horizontal point load of 0.5 kN applied to the in-fill glass at a 0.01 m2 square

Individual in-fill glass centre 0.5 1.25Table footnote (3) Any sign of fracture Pass Report deflection value under unfactored load 10.17
Edge between two in-fill glasses 0.5 1.25 Any sign of fracture Pass Report deflection value under unfactored load 14.17
Horizontal concentrated load of 1.0 kN applied at any point Top of guard railing connector 1.0 2.0Table footnote (4)

Deflection greater than h/36Table footnote (5), or
permanent deflection greater than h/240

Pass Report deflection value under unfactored load 1.65
Top of guard railing midspan 1.0 1.67Table footnote (6)

Deflection greater than h/36, or
permanent deflection greater than h/240

Pass Report deflection value under unfactored load 1.81
Vertical distributed load of 1.5 kN/m at handrail (top of guard) At railing connector 1.36Table footnote (7) 2.72Table footnote (8)

Deflection greater than b/24, or
permanent deflection greater than b/240

Pass Report deflection value under unfactored load 2.73
At railing midspan 1.36 2.26Table footnote (9)

Deflection greater than b/24, or
permanent deflection greater than b/240

Pass Report deflection value under unfactored load 5.38
Table 3. Other performance requirements
Property Part Requirement Observation Result

Ease of operation – force required to initiate motion

from closed position Glazing ≤ 135 N 44.8 N Pass
from open position 47.8 N Pass
Ease of operation – force to maintain motion from closed position ≤ 90 N 38.5 N Pass
from open position 40.7 N Pass
Roller/sliding assembly operation – shock loadTable footnote (1) Glazing  Avoid failureTable footnote (2) N/ATable footnote (3)
Roller/sliding assembly operation – cyclingTable footnote (4) Glazing Avoid failureTable footnote (2) No failure Pass
Roller/sliding assembly operation – deglazing top sash Glazing Avoid deglazingTable footnote (5) 5.1% deglazingTable footnote (6) PassTable footnote (7)
bottom sash 5.6% deglazingTable footnote (8)
Surface flame-spread rating System ≤ 150Table footnote (9) 5 Pass
Other technical information

The information in this section has informative nature and must not be used as the main source for design. 

The proponent has voluntarily tested the performance of a specific sample of the product with 1 660 mm length under a loading that resembles wind pressure in accordance with ASTM E330/E330M-02, "Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference," and reported the following results. 

Test method

Applied load

(kPa)

Maximum deflection

(mm) [fraction of length]

Residual (permanent) deflection

(mm) [fraction of length]

Track midspan In-fill glass centre Track midspan In-fill glass centre

Uniform pressure resembling wind load
in accordance with ASTM E330, Procedure A

+1.92 9.72 [1/170] 68.61 [1/24] 4.37 [1/380] 2.68 [1/619]
–1.92 13.24 [1/125] 70.28 [1/24] 6.92 [1/240] 5.00 [1/332]
+2.88 20.70 [1/80] 95.20 [1/17] 10.12 [1/164] 2.17 [1/765]
–2.88 10.25 [1/162] 103.13 [1/16] 1.18 [1/1407] 6.33 [1/262]

 

In order to resemble the performance of the system under seismic loading, the proponent has voluntarily performed dynamic racking testing on three samples of the product with 1 660 mm length under the increasing displacement time-history up to 150 mm, in accordance with AAMA 501.6-09, "Recommended Dynamic Test Method for Determining the Seismic Drift Causing Glass Fallout from a Wall System." The horizontal members of the specimen were mechanically fastened to the vertical mullions of the testing frame with two M5x12 star-drive machine screws per connection. All test units employed two 10-mm-thick tempered glass units and two 6-mm-thick tempered glass units. Three anchor clips were attached using two M12x140 threaded rods with washers and nuts to a 6 × 8 steel I-beam at the base of the test apparatus. The head of the specimen was fastened to a 6 × 6 steel I-beam at the top of the testing apparatus with seven 5/16" × 2" hex head bolts with washers and nuts. Based on the results of the dynamic racking testing, the final fallout deflection of 152 mm was met for all three specimens with no glass fallout or other damage to the system. 

Administrative information

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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has evaluated only the characteristics of the specific product described herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (such as authorities having jurisdiction, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is valid when the product is used as part of permitted construction, respecting all conditions and limitations stated in the evaluation, and in accordance with applicable building codes and by-laws.

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