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[CCMC 14092-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 products, when used as both exterior decking planks and as stair treads in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, comply with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-04-02-01-00-0-009.4.2.1. ApplicationAlternative
09-04-02-02-00-0-009.4.2.2. Specified Snow LoadsAcceptable
09-04-02-03-00-0-009.4.2.3. Platforms Subject to Snow and Occupancy LoadsAcceptable
09-04-03-01-00-0-009.4.3.1. DeflectionsAlternative
09-08-09-01-00-0-009.8.9.1. Loads on Stairs and RampsAcceptable
09-08-09-06-00-0-009.8.9.6. Finish for Treads and LandingsAlternative
09-23-15-05-00-0-009.23.15.5. Subfloor Thickness or RatingAlternative

Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 18-07-356 (14092-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 2018-10-19 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 names

  • DecKorators®Pioneer
  • DecKorators®Vault
  • DecKorators®Voyage

Product description

The products have co-extruded proprietary inorganic (mineral) fillers, a virgin polypropylene core and a thin layer of polypropylene cap. The products are a rectangular solid deck board with rounded corners and slotted edges.

The DecKorators®Vault and DecKorators®Voyage boards have an average thickness of 21.2 mm with an average width of 139.7 mm, while the DecKorators®Pioneer boards have an average thickness of 20.3 mm and an average width of 132.1 mm.

DecKorators®Vault boards are available in two colours (dusk and mesquite). DecKorators®Voyage boards are available in six colours (tundra, costa, khaya, mesa, sierra, and sedona). The DecKorators®Pioneer boards are available in four colours (riverside, timberline, lakeview and fieldstone).

The boards are intended to be used as exterior decking installed over traditional structural wood framing (see Figure 1 and Figure 2).

 
an image of the product in application
Figure 1. DecKorators®Vault, DecKorators®Voyage, and DecKorators®Pioneer composite deck boards with hidden fastener system
  1. DecKorators®Vault, DecKorators®Voyage, and DecKorators®Pioneer deck boards
  2. Minimum of 3.2 to 4.8 mm spacing between sides of the planks, depending on temperature at installation
  3. Minimum of three joists per plank
  4. Maximum joist spacing: 300 mm on centre (o.c.)
  5. Joist designed to support applicable loads
  6. DecKorators® Stowaway™ hidden fasteners provided by manufacturer
  7. Minimum of 1.6 to 8.0 mm spacing between ends of the planks, depending on length of plank and temperature at installation
 
an image of the product in application
Figure 2. DecKorators® Vault, DecKorators® Voyage, and DecKorators® Pioneer
  1. Minimum of 1.6 to 8.0 mm spacing between ends of the planks, depending on length of plank and temperature at installation
  2. Minimum of 3.2 to 4.8 mm spacing between sides of the planks, depending on temperature at installation
  3. Minimum of three joists per plank
  4. Maximum joist spacing: 300 mm o.c.
  5. Joist designed to support applicable loads
  6. Two 63.5-mm-long fasteners per support
a drawing of the product's section profile
Figure 3. DecKorators®Vault and DecKorators®Voyage solid profile
  1. 139.7 mm
  2. 0.76 mm CAP
  3. 21.2 mm
  4. R3.2 mm
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Figure 4. DecKorators®Vault and DecKorators®Voyage grooved profile
  1. 139.7 mm
  2. 8.9 mm
  3. 0.76 mm CAP
  4. 21.2 mm
  5. 4.1 mm
  6. R3.2 mm
  7. 10.2 mm
a drawing of the product's section profile
Figure 5. DecKorators®Pioneer solid profile
  1. 132.1 mm
  2. 0.76 mm CAP
  3. 20.3 mm
  4. R3.2 mm
a drawing of the product's section profile
Figure 6. DecKorators®Pioneer grooved profile
  1. 132.1 mm
  2. 8.9 mm
  3. 0.76 mm CAP
  4. 20.3 mm
  5. 4.1 mm
  6. R3.2 mm
  7. 10.2 mm

Manufacturing plant

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

Product namesManufacturing plant
Selma, AL, US
DecKorators®PioneerProduct evaluated by the CCMC
DecKorators®VaultProduct evaluated by the CCMC
DecKorators®VoyageProduct 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 planks must be installed with supports spaced at no greater than 300 mm o.c.
  • The products must be fastened to the wood joists with fasteners conforming to Article 9.23.3.1., Standards for Nails and Screws, of Division B of the NBC 2015. The fasteners must have a corrosion protection coatingFootnote (1) or be made of stainless steel. The planks must be fastened with a minimum of two fasteners 63.5 mm in length per support.
  • The products can also be installed using the DecKorators® Stowaway™ hidden plastic fastening system as supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Products must not be installed at a temperature below -7ºC.
  • The products must be gapped end-to-end based on the length of the plank and the temperature at installation. The end-to-end gapping must be a minimum of 1.6 mm to 8 mm depending on the installation temperature and the expected highest temperature in a year at the geographical location where the products are installed. Refer to DecKorators Solid Decking Installation Instructions (Document reference# 10534 1/23) and DecKorators Grooved Decking Installation Instructions (Document reference# 10533 1/23) for detailed end-to-end gapping requirements.
  • The width-to-width gapping must be a minimum of 3.2 mm at a temperature above 0°C and a minimum of 4.8 mm for installations at a temperature below 0ºC.
  • The products are not to be considered equivalent to dimensional lumber.
  • The planks with a solid profile (section) can be used as stair treads at 230 mm (9 in.) o.c. spacing.
  • The products should be installed by a knowledgeable person familiar with the product installation guide.
  • Where possible, the label or packaging of the products must be identified with the manufacturer’s name or logo and the phrase “CCMC 14092-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-067315.04-15CCMC Technical Guide for Polypropylene Mineral Composite Exterior Decking

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.

Performance requirements

Basic physical and mechanical properties

Table 1. Results of testing the basic physical and mechanical properties of the products
Property Unit Requirement Result
Dimensional change – coefficient of linear expansion (thermal) – longitudinal ºC-1 ≤ 2 ×10-5 0.96 × 10-5
Dimensional change – coefficient of linear expansion (thermal) – cross-sectional ºC-1 ≤ 2 × 10-5 7.03 × 10-5Table footnote(1)
Strength and stiffness – modulus of elasticity (MOE) – Vault and Voyage MPa ≥ 750 2 466
Strength and stiffness – modulus of elasticity (MOE) – Pioneer MPa ≥ 750 2 435
Strength and stiffness – modulus of rupture (MOR) – Vault and Voyage MPa ≥ 9 34
Strength and stiffness – modulus of rupture (MOR) – Pioneer MPa ≥ 9 35
Strength and stiffness – impact resistance J/m ≥ 53.4 1 224.3
Strength and stiffness – hardness kN ≥ 1.8 3.1
Strength and stiffness – creep, recovery, and load durationTable footnote (2) % ≤ 25% for creep 45Table footnote (3)
Strength and stiffness – creep, recovery, and load durationTable footnote (2) % ≥ 75% for recovery 80
Strength and stiffness – creep, recovery, and load durationTable footnote (2) % No specimen failure in step 6 No specimen failure
Strength and stiffness – impact resistance (after weathering) % ≥ 75% of non-weathered value 97.1
Strength and stiffness – MOE (after accelerated aging) % ≥ 50% of non-aged value 87.0
Strength and stiffness – MOR (after accelerated aging) % ≥ 50% of non-aged value 98.4
Fastener holding capacity – fastener withdrawal strength – deck screws N ≥ 600 1 712
Fastener holding capacity – fastener withdrawal strength – proprietary hidden fastening system N ≥ 600 1 037
Fastener holding capacity – lateral fastener strength – deck screws N ≥ 720 3 263
Fastener holding capacity – lateral fastener strength – proprietary hidden fastening system N ≥ 720 2 701
Flame-spreading rating No unit ≤ 200 100
Smoke developed classification No unit Report 385

Performance under concentrated static and impact loads

Table 2. Results of testing the concentrated static load for DecKorators®Vault and DecKorators®VoyageTable footnote footnote (1)
Property Requirement – minimum ultimate load (kN) Requirement – maximum deflection under 0.89 kN load for 400 mm span (mm) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – ultimate load (kN) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – deflection under 0.89 kN load (mm)
Concentrated load – decking at 50ºC 2.45 2.00 4.78 6.83Table footnote footnote (3)
Concentrated load – decking at 20ºC 2.45 2.00 6.44 4.59Table footnote footnote (3)
Concentrated load – decking at –35ºC 2.45 2.00 9.04 2.62Table footnote footnote (3)
Table 3. Results of testing the concentrated static load for DecKorators®Pioneerfootnote footnote (1)
Property Requirement – minimum ultimate load (kN) Requirement – maximum deflection under 0.89 kN load for 300 mm span (mm) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – ultimate load (kN) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – deflection under 0.89 kN load (mm)
Concentrated load – decking at 50ºC 2.45 1.62 5.50 4.14Table footnote footnote (3)
Concentrated load – decking at 20ºC 2.45 1.62 6.97 2.63Table footnote footnote (3)
Concentrated load – decking at –35ºC 2.45 1.62 9.49 1.90Table footnote footnote (3)
Table 4. Results of testing the impact load for DecKorators®Vault and DecKorators®VoyageTable footnote footnote (1)
Property Requirement – minimum ultimate load following impact load of 100 N·m (kN) Requirement – maximum deflection under 0.89 kN load following impact load for 400 mm span (mm) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – load of 1.78 kN following impact load of 100 N·m ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – deflection under 0.89 kN load following impact load (mm)
Impact load – decking at 50ºC 1.78 2.00 No break 4.41Table footnote footnote (3)
Table 5. Results of testing the impact load for DecKorators®Pioneerfootnote footnote (1)
Property Requirement – minimum ultimate load following impact load of 100 N·m (kN) Requirement – maximum deflection under 0.89 kN load following impact load for 300 mm span (mm) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – load of 1.78 kN following impact load of 100 N·m ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – deflection under 0.89 kN load following impact load (mm)
Impact load – decking at 50ºC 1.78 1.62 No break 2.88Table footnote footnote (3)
Table 6. Results of testing the performance of stair treads under a concentrated static load for DecKorators®Vault and DecKorators®VoyageTable footnote footnote (1)
Property Requirement – minimum ultimate load (kN) Requirement – maximum deflection under 1 kN (mm) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – applied ultimate load (kN) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – deflection under 1 kN (mm)
Concentrated static load – stair tread 5Table footnote footnote (3) 0.75 12.54 1.68Table footnote footnote (4)
Concentrated static load – stair tread nosing 5Table footnote footnote (5) 0.75 6.76 1.68Table footnote footnote (4)
Table 7. Results of testing the performance of stair treads under a concentrated static load for DecKorators®PioneerTable footnote footnote (1)
Property Requirement – minimum ultimate load (kN) Requirement – maximum deflection under 1 kN (mm) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – applied ultimate load (kN) ResultTable footnote footnote (2) – deflection under 1 kN (mm)
Concentrated static load – stair tread 5Table footnote footnote (3) 0.75 12.22 1.75Table footnote footnote (4)
Concentrated static load – stair tread nosing 5Table footnote footnote (5) 0.75 8.15 1.75Table footnote footnote (4)

Durability

Table 8. Results of testing the durability of the products
Property Requirement Result – S-P-F lumber Result – DecKorators®Vault and DecKorators®Voyage
MOE

Mean percentage loss in MOE after UV exposure.Table footnote (1)

Accelerated agingTable footnote (2) must be less than or equal to spruce lumber.

14.5% 6.1%
MOR

Mean percentage loss in MOR after UV exposure.Table footnote (1)

Accelerated agingTable footnote (2) must be less than or equal to spruce lumber.

43.6% 0.1%

Walking surface finish quality and slip resistance

Table 9. Results of testing the slip resistance properties of the products
Property Requirement Result – parallel to planks Result – perpendicular to planks
Slip resistance (longitudinal) – dry condition – Vault and Voyage > 0.5 (ASTM F 1679-04) 0.73 0.74
Slip resistance (longitudinal) – wet condition – Vault and Voyage > 0.5 (ASTM F 1679-04) 0.66 0.69
Slip resistance (longitudinal) – dry condition – Pioneer > 0.5 (ASTM F 1679-04) 0.64 0.70
Slip resistance (longitudinal) – wet condition – Pioneer > 0.5 (ASTM F 1679-04) 0.54 0.61

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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