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[CCMC 14150-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 exterior decking 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
09-04-02-00-00-0-009.4.2. Specified LoadsAcceptable
09-04-02-01-00-0-009.4.2.1. ApplicationAlternative
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
09-08-09-03-00-0-009.8.9.3. Exterior Wood StepsAlternative
09-08-09-06-00-0-009.8.9.6. Finish for Treads and LandingsAcceptable
09-23-15-05-00-0-009.23.15.5. Subfloor Thickness or RatingAlternative

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

Clubhouse® Deck

Product description

The products are exterior decking planks made of solid-core foamed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extrusions with an acrylic cap layer. The products are solid- and grooved-edge profile decking boards with nominal dimensions of 139.7 mm wide × 25.4 mm thick. The surface of the products are embossed with a simulated wood-grain pattern and are produced in four different combinations of dual colours (i.e., the top and bottom of the same plank are different colours).

The products are intended to be used as exterior decking to be installed over traditional structural wood framing spaced at 400 mm on centre (o.c.), and stair treads installed on stringers spaced at 230 mm o.c.

Installation details for the product Clubhouse® Deck
Figure 1. Installation details for the grooved-edge Clubhouse® Deck products with hidden fasteners
  1. 3 mm minimum end-to-end gapping for installation above 0℃ and below 21℃
  2. Clubhouse® Deck grooved-edge board
  3. 3 mm minimum width-to-width gapping
  4. maximum joist spacing of 400 mm o.c.
  5. hidden fastener or clip system (EB TY® or TigerClaw®)
Installation details for the product Clubhouse® Deck
Figure 2. Installation details for the square edge Clubhouse® Deck products with exposed fasteners
  1. 3 mm minimum end-to-end gapping, for installation above 0℃ and below 21℃
  2. Clubhouse® Deck square edge deck board
  3. 3 mm minimum width-to-width gapping
  4. minimum of three joists per plank
  5. maximum joist spacing of 400 mm o.c.
  6. joist designed to support applicable loads
  7. two fasteners, 64 mm long, per support

Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Brantford, ON, CA
Clubhouse® DeckProduct 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 no greater than 400 mm o.c. Each plank must be supported by at least three supports.
  • The products must be fastened to the wood joists with fasteners specified by the manufacturer that conform to Article 9.23.3.1., Standards for Nails and Screws, of Division B of the NBC 2015. The fasteners must have a corrosion-resistant coating or be made of stainless steel. The planks must be fastened with at least two 64-mm-long fasteners per support.

Note: As of January 2004, pressure-treated lumber requires specific hot-dipped galvanized fasteners for satisfactory performance.

  • The products must be gapped end to end based upon the length of the plank and the temperature at installation.
    • The end-to-end gapping must be:
      • 3 mm for installations above 0°C and below 21°C
    • The width-to-width gapping must be:
      • 3 mm for installations above 0°C and below 21°C
  • The products must not be installed at temperatures below 0°C
  • The products can be used as stair treads with supports spaced at greater than 230 mm o.c.
  • The products are not to be considered as an equivalent to dimensional lumber.
  • The products’ label or packaging must be identified with the manufacturer’s name or logo and the phrase “CCMC 14150-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-067315.06-15CCMC Techncial Guide for Exterior Decking Planks Made of Solid Core PVC Foam Capped with Acrylic Cap Layer
Material requirements
Table 1. Results of testing of basic physical and mechanical properties of the products
Property Units Requirement ResultTable footnote (1)Table footnote (2)
Dimensional change coefficient of linear expansion (thermal) longitudinal -1 ≤ 2 × 10-5 4.84 × 10-5Table footnote (3)
coefficient of linear expansion (thermal) cross-sectional 5.05 × 10-5Table footnote (3)
coefficient of linear expansion (swelling) % ≤ 0.5, by 80% of specimens < 0.00
Strength and stiffness flexural rigidity (EI) span-to-depth ratio within 18 to 21 kN∙mm2 > 300 000 269 000Table footnote (4)Table footnote (5)
moment capacity (MR) span-to-depth ratio within 18 to 21 N∙mm > 190 000 380 000Table footnote (5)
impact resistance (Gardner test) % ≤ 50% failure at 10 J No failure
creep, recovery and load durationTable footnote (6) % ≤ 25 for creep 9
≥ 75 for recovery 94
No failure Pass
Strength and stiffness after aging weathering impact resistance % ≥ 75 of non-weathered value 86Table footnote (7)
accelerated aging EI % ≥ 50 of non-aged value 99
MR 98
Fastener holding capacity fastener withdrawal strength (grooved-edge profile) EB-TY® hidden deck fastener (EBEOA) N ≥ 600 792
fastener withdrawal strength (grooved-edge profile) TigerClaw® TC-G (Clubhouse® connect Clip) 1 460
fastener withdrawal strength (square-edge profile) OMG FastenMaster® Cortex® 2 757
lateral fastener strength (grooved-edge profile) EB-TY® hidden deck fastener (EBEOA) N ≥ 720 980
lateral fastener strength (grooved-edge profile) TigerClaw® TC-G (Clubhouse® connect Clip) 3 050
lateral fastener strength (square-edge profile) OMG FastenMaster® Cortex® 3 890
Flame-spread rating - ≤ 200 70
Performance requirements
Table 2. Results of testing of performance of the products under both concentrated static loads and impact loads
Property Requirement ResultTable footnote (1)
Concentrated static load decking at 50°C minimum ultimate load (kN) ≥ 2.45 ≥ 4.0
decking at 20°C ≥ 5.2
decking at -35°C ≥ 5.2
decking at 50°C maximum deflection under 0.89 kN load (mm) ≤ 2.0 5.6Table footnote (2)
decking at 20°C 4.2Table footnote (3)
decking at -35°C 3.7Table footnote (3)
Following impact load of 102 N·m decking at 50°C minimum ultimate load (kN) ≥ 1.78 no break
maximum deflection under 0.89 kN load (mm) ≤ 2.0 3.91Table footnote (2)
Table 3. Results of testing of durability of the products
Property Requirement Result
S-P-F lumber Clubhouse® Deck
Bending stiffness Mean percentage loss in bending stiffness (EI) after ultraviolet (UV) exposureTable footnote (1) and accelerated agingTable footnote (2) must be less than or equal to spruce lumber 8.7% –1.2%
Bending strength Mean percentage loss in moment capacity (MR) after UV exposureTable footnote (1) and accelerated agingTable footnote (2) must be less than or equal to spruce lumber 32.6% 1.1%
Table 4. Results of testing of performance of the products under concentrated static load – stair tread
Property Requirement ResultTable footnote (1)
Concentrated static load stair tread minimum ultimate load (kN) ≥ 5Table footnote (2) 18.15
stair tread nosing ≥ 5Table footnote (3) 12.49
stair tread maximum deflection under 1 kN (mm) ≤ 0.75 0.873Table footnote (4)

Additional performance data

Data in this section does not form part of CCMC’s Code compliance opinion

Table 5. Additional performance data of the product
Property Units Reference value Result
Hardness (11.28-mm-diam ball) kN ≥ 1.8 3.439
Slip resistance (longitudinal) wet condition slip index ≥ 0.5 1.0
dry condition 1.0
Slip resistance (transverse) wet condition slip index ≥ 0.5 0.86
dry condition 0.97

Administrative information

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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.

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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