[CCMC 14136-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
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It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated products, when used as a floor underlay 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|
|09-16-04-02-00-0-00||220.127.116.11. Topping Course||Alternative|
|18.104.22.168.(1) Material Standards (Subflooring)||Alternative|
|22.214.171.124. Materials and Thickness (Panel Type Underlay)||Alternative|
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.
- fermacell® flooring elements
- fermacell® gypsum fibre boards
The product consists of two homogenous fibre gypsum boards that are glued together with an offset of 50 mm to produce a rabbeted edge. They are produced in two different thicknesses (20 mm and 25 mm) and the boards are 1 500 mm long × 500 mm wide, with a total surface area of 0.75 m2. The connection between each panel is completed with fermacell® Floor Glue. The panels are placed in succession in a floating installation.
This evaluation is limited to products produced at the following plants:
|Product names||Manufacturing plants|
|Orejo, Spain||Wijchen, Netherlands|
|fermacell® flooring elements||Product evaluated by the CCMC||Product evaluated by the CCMC|
|fermacell® gypsum fibre boards||Product evaluated by the CCMC||Product 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 in accordance with “fermacell® Flooring Systems Planning and Processing.”
- Access to floor drains or cleanouts should be maintained and not restricted.
- The product packaging must be clearly identified with the phrase, “CCMC 14136-R.”
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-061626.03-15||CCMC Technical Guide for Gypsum Fiberboard Floor Underlay Panels|
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.
|Property||Unit||Requirement||ResultTable footnote (1)|
|Thickness tolerance||mm||± 0.5||0.05|
|Width tolerance||mm||± 3.0||1|
|Length tolerance||mm||± 6.0||0|
|Concentrated load bearing deflection||mm||≤ 2||0|
|Resistance to fungus||-||Fungus growth not greater than that on comparative item||Pass|
|Linear expansion @ 50% to 90% relative humidity (RH)||%||≤ 1.0||0.06 (M)|
|Edge thickness swelling||%||≤ 1||1.0|
|Nail pull resistance||N||Report value||1906|
|Flexural breaking load||N||Report value||1 300 (M)|
|1 440 (X)|
|Robinson test for ceramic installations – assembly: 12.5 mm plywood, strapping 41.2 mm × 41.2 mm, 15.8 mm tongued and grooved plywood, fermacell®, ECO Prim Grip™ by MAPEI bond primer, extra smooth, large and heavy tile mortar with polymer by Keraflex Plus of MAPEI bond coat, 304.8 mm × 304.8 mm porcelain tile (8.0 mm thick)Table footnote (1)||N/A||No break after 6 cycles||Pass|
|Hard impact @ 5.4 N∙m||mm||Indentation ≤ 1, no fracture or debonding between layers||Pass|
|Hard impact @ 10.9 N∙m||mm||No failure||Pass|
|Soft impact @ 10.2 N∙m||mm||No indentation, no fracture or debonding between layers||Pass|
|Soft impact @ 20.4 N∙m||mm||No failure||Pass|
Use of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) assessments
This assessment must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments, any applicable building code or by-law requirements, and/or any other regulatory requirements (for example, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, etc.).
It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that the assessment they are using is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later version on the CCMC Registry of Product Assessments.
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.
This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated product. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use of or reliance on the information contained herein or the use of any evaluated product. The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.
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