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[CCMC 14065-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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Compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a sound-insulating panel within the wall assemblies specified in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-10-03-01-00-0-009.10.3.1. Fire-Resistance and Fire-Protection RatingsAcceptable
09-11-01-01-00-0-009.11.1.1. Required ProtectionAcceptable
09-11-01-02-00-0-009.11.1.2. Determination of Sound Transmission RatingsAcceptable
09-11-01-03-00-0-009.11.1.3. Compliance with Required RatingsAcceptable
09-25-02-02-00-0-009.25.2.2. Insulation MaterialsAcceptable

Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 18-03-352 (14065-R) authorizing the use of this product in Ontario, subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Ruling, was made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on 2018-03-07 pursuant to s.29 of the Building Code Act, 1992 (see Ruling for terms and conditions). This Ruling is subject to periodic revisions and updates.


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

SoundSmart

Product description

The product is a sound-insulating fibreboard covered on one side with trilaminate film (aluminum/polyethylene/kraft paper). It is manufactured in 1219 mm × 2464 mm sheets that are 15.9 mm thick.

The product is installed within the manufacturer’s specified wall assemblies shown in the Sound transmission class (STC) rating table.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Pont-Rouge, QC, CA
SoundSmartProduct 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 wall assemblies described in the Sound transmission class (STC) rating table must be used in dwelling units that meet Part 9, Housing and Small Buildings, of Division B of the NBC 2015. Where the wall assemblies are used as a separating wall between two dwelling units, the wall assemblies must be installed with adjoining construction (floor/wall/ceiling assembly) that meets the prescriptive requirement details of Article 9.11.1.4., Adjoining Constructions, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The wall assemblies must have a sound transmission class (STC) rating of at least 50, as required by Clause 9.11.1.1.(1)(b) of Division B of the NBC 2015. Where a dwelling unit is adjacent to an elevator shaft or a refuse chute, the separating wall assembly must have an STC rating of at least 55 as required by Sentence 9.11.1.1.(3) (required protection for construction separating a dwelling unit from an elevator shaft or refuse chute) of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • A ULC Listing showing that the sound-insulating assemblies specified in the Sound transmission class (STC) rating table meet the Code’s fire-rating requirements is required in buildings where the NBC 2015 requires a fire-resistance rating for wall assemblies. Ratings must be determined in accordance with CAN/ULC-S101-14, “Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials.” Users of this Evaluation Report must request a copy of the ULC Listing from Building Products of Canada Corp.
  • The STC values published in the Sound transmission class (STC) rating table are valid for the wall configurations shown in the table and the additional construction details described in the referenced notes to the table.
  • The wall assemblies’ components presented in the Sound transmission class (STC) rating table (glass fibre insulation batt, gypsum board, wood studs and steel studs) and their installation must comply with NBC 2015 requirements and the Building Products of Canada Corp.’s installation manual.
  • The wall assemblies described in the Sound transmission class (STC) rating table that include steel studs are for non-loadbearing applications.
  • The product must be installed by an informed and knowledgeable installer.
  • The product must be identified with the phrase “CCMC 14065-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-098113.01-15ACCMC Technical Guide for Sound Insulating Fibreboard

The evaluation holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC’s evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.

Material requirements

Fibreboard properties

The SoundSmart fibreboard used within the wall assemblies shown in the Sound transmission class (STC) rating table conforms to CAN/ULC-S706-09, Type II, Class 7, as presented in the table below.

Table 1.  Fibreboard properties
Property Unit Requirement Result

 

Dimensions and tolerances

thickness % ± 9% of 15.9 mm (the declared value) 15.1
length mm/m 0 to -5 1 215
width mm/m 0 to -5 2 460
Straightedge mm/m 2.0 1.6
Water vapour permeance ng/(Pa∙s∙m2) Maximum 60 43.3
Air permeance at 75 Pa pressure difference L/(s∙m2) Maximum 0.02 0.001
Water absorption by volume % Maximum 10 5.7
Linear moisture expansion % Maximum 0.5 0.1
Thermal resistance for a 25-mm-thick panel m2∙K/W Minimum 0.410 0.55
Transverse load at rupture N Minimum 62 85

Tensile strength

parallel to the surface kPa Minimum 1 000 2 228
perpendicular to the surface kPa n/a for Type II, Class 7 38.8
Compressive strength at 10% deformation kPa n/a for Type II, Class 7 186.1
 

Resilient metal channel properties

The resilient metal channel used within the wall assemblies shown in the Sound transmission class (STC) rating table conforms to the Resilient metal channel properties table. A schematic description of the channel is shown in Figure 5 and Figure 6 in the Acoustic Performance section.

Table 2. Resilient metal channel propertiesTable footnote (1)
Property Unit Requirement Result
Thickness mm Minimum 0.455 Pass
Corrosion resistanceTable footnote (2) n/a Minimum G40 Pass
Performance requirements  

Acoustical performance

The acoustical performance of four wall assemblies enclosing the SoundSmart panel has been evaluated in terms of airborne sound transmission loss. The airborne sound transmission measurements have been conducted in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E90-09, “Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements.” Based on these measurements, the STC rating for the four wall assemblies was determined in accordance with ASTM E413-10, “Classification for Rating Sound Insulation,” and published in the table below.

 
Table 3. Sound transmission class (STC) rating
Property RequirementTable footnote (1) Result Description Wall assembly (horizontal cross-section)
STC 50 55
  1. Type X gypsum board (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (2)Table footnote (3)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (5)
  2. Non-loadbearing wood studs spaced at 610 mm (o.c.) (38 mm × 89 mm)
  3. Glass fibre insulation batts (89 mm thick)Table footnote (6)
  4. Resilient metal channels installed horizontally and spaced at 610 mm o.c.Table footnote (7)Table footnote (8)Table footnote (9)
  5. SoundSmart panel (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (10)Table footnote (11)
  6. Type X gypsum board (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (5)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (12)Table footnote (13)Table footnote (14)
Wall assembly with sound transmission class rating of 55

Figure 1. Wall Assembly 1

STC 50 59
  1. Type X gypsum board (15.9 mm)Table footnote (15)Table footnote (16)Table footnote (17)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (12)
  2. Non-loadbearing steel studs spaced at 610 mm o.c. (38 mm × 152 mm)Table footnote (18)Table footnote (19)
  3. Glass fibre insulation batts (152 mm thick)Table footnote (20)
  4. Resilient metal channels spaced at 610 mm o.c.Table footnote (7)Table footnote (8)Table footnote (9)
  5. SoundSmart panel (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (11)Table footnote (21)
  6. Type X gypsum board (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (12)Table footnote (17)Table footnote (22)
Wall assembly with sound transmission class rating of 59

Figure 2. Wall assembly 2

STC 50 71
  1. Type X gypsum board (5.9 mm thick)Table footnote (2)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (12)Table footnote (13)Table footnote (17)Table footnote (23)
  2. Double layers of non-loadbearing steel studs spaced at 610 mm o.c. (38 mm × 92 mm)Table footnote (18)Table footnote (19)Table footnote (24)
  3. Glass fibre insulation batts (152 mm and 92 mm thick)Table footnote (25)
  4. SoundSmart panel (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (11)Table footnote (21)
  5. Type X gypsum board (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (12)Table footnote (13)Table footnote (17)Table footnote (23)
wall assembly with sound transmission class rating of 71

Figure 3. Wall assembly 3

STC 50 57
  1. Type X gypsum board (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (5)Table footnote (12)Table footnote (15)Table footnote (16)
  2. Non-loadbearing wood studs spaced at 610 mm o.c. (38 mm × 89 mm)
  3. Glass fibre insulation batts (89 mm thick)Table footnote (6)
  4. Resilient metal channels spaced at 610 mm o.c.Table footnote (7)Table footnote (8)Table footnote (9)
  5. SoundSmart panel (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (11)Table footnote (21)
  6. Type X gypsum board (15.9 mm thick)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (5)Table footnote (12)Table footnote (22)
wall assembly with sound transmission class rating of 57

Figure 4. Wall assembly 4

 
Schematic description of the resilient metal channel with dimensions.
Figure 5. Schematic description of the resilient metal channel (dimensions are in mm)
  1. Attachment flange for SoundSmart or drywall
  2. Web (includes cutouts)
  3. Attachment flange to stud
 
Dimension and spacing of resilient metal channel cutouts

Figure 6. Dimension and spacing of resilient metal channel cutouts (dimensions are in mm)

Administrative information

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Disclaimer

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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