[CCMC 13287-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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Code compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated products, when used as joist hangers or framing connectors in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, comply with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

Code provision Solution type
4.3.1.1. Design Basis for WoodAcceptable
4.3.1.1. Design Basis for WoodAlternative
9.23.3.4. Nailing of FramingAlternative
9.23.9.2.(2)(a) Joist hangers or other acceptable connectorsAcceptable
9.23.9.2.(2)(b) Joists Supported by BeamsAlternative
9.23.9.7. Support of Tail and Header JoistsAcceptable

The above opinion is 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:

  • ALMCAN Hurricane Tie
  • ALMCAN Joist Hangers
  • ALMCAN Rafter Tie

Product description

The joist hangers identified in the Results of testing of factored resistances of the hanger series table are used to transfer the loads from the supported member to the supporting member. They are face-mount hangers that are fabricated in cold-form with light steel gauge. The steel gauge of the hangers is indicated in the Results of testing of factored resistances of the hanger series table. A typical drawing of the hanger model series is shown in Figure 1.

The hurricane tie and rafter tie identified in the Results of testing of factored resistances of the hurricane tie and rafter tie table are used where additional protection is required against wind uplift from seismic and wind loads. They are fabricated in cold-form with light steel gauge. The steel gauge of the connectors is indicated in the Results of testing of factored resistances of the hurricane tie and rafter tie table. A typical drawing of the connector model is shown in Figure 2.

The steel of the hangers with model No. 452 to 462 is coated with a corrosion protection of G153 designation from the standard ASTM A 653/A 653M-04, “Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot Dip Process.” The steel of the other hangers and connectors is coated with a corrosion protection of G60.

 
Isometric drawing of the joist hanger, indicating the height, length and depth.
Figure 1. Joist hanger
 
Isometric drawings of a hurricane tie-down and rafter tie, indicating the height and length on both.
Figure 2. Hurricane tie-down and rafter tie

Manufacturing plant

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

  • Wallenstein, Ontario, Canada

  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 pre-engineered wood members assembled with the evaluated joist hangers must be designed in accordance with Part 4 of Division B of the NBC 2015 by a professional engineer licensed to practise under a provincial or territorial legislation.
  • The joist hangers are used to support joists consisting of lumber, wood trusses, glued-laminated timber, prefabricated wood I-joists or structural composite lumber. The pre-engineered wood members must conform to the manufacturer’s specifications and instructions (e.g., web stiffeners, filler blocks and backer blocks for I-joists).
  • The design values (factored resistances) for joist hangers provided in this Report are valid for the wood species and the hanger models shown in the Results of testing of factored resistances of the hanger series table. However, the design value (factored resistance) can be valid for other wood products provided that: 
    • the relative density (or compressive strength perpendicular to grain, fcp) of the proposed wood product is equal or superior to the actual wood product tested with the hanger; and 
    • where structural composite lumber (SCL) products are intended to be used, only TimberStrand® (LSL), Parallam® (PSL) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) of vertical veneer are acceptable. Southgate Manufacturing Inc. must confirm acceptance of the use of a SCL product with their hanger and provide installation instructions.
  • Fastener specifications shown in the Results of testing of factored resistances of the hanger series and Results of testing of factored resistances of the hurricane tie and rafter tie tables must be used for the published values to be valid. The joist hanger must be fastened to both the supported member and supporting member. All fastener holes must be filled, or there must be a minimum number of nails as per the engineer’s specifications.
  • The hanger must not display any fracturing in either the protective coating or the base metal.
  • When used in attics, at rim boards or in high humidity or corrosive environments, the user must consult the manufacturer to determine the appropriate level of corrosion protection for the intended use of the joist hanger and connector.
  • The products must be installed by an informed and knowledgeable installer.
  • The products listed in the Results of testing of factored resistances of the hanger series and Results of testing of factored resistances of the hurricane tie and rafter tie tables must be identified with the phrase “CCMC 13287-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-060523.06-15CCMC Technical Guide for Joist Hangers

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
Table 1.  Results of testing of factored resistancesTable footnote (1) of the hanger series
Model No. Mat. (ga.) Hanger
dimensions (mm)
Wood members tested Fastener schedule Factored
resistance (kN)
W H D Header Joist Header Joist
210 22 39.7 127 44.5 1 – 38 × 140 SPF 1 – 38 × 140 SPF 6 – 10d × 1.5 in. 4 – 10d × 1.5 in.  4.09
210 22 39.7 127 44.5 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 6 – 10d × 1.5 in. 4 – 10d × 1.5 in. 3.94
212 22 77.8 127 44.5 1 – 38 × 140 SPF 2 – 38 × 140 SPF 6 – 10d × 1.5 in. 6 – 10d × 1.5 in. 4.38
216 22 39.7 171.5 44.5 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 8 – 10d × 1.5 in. 8 – 10d × 1.5 in. 5.45
216 22 39.7 171.5 44.5 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 8 – 10d × 1.5 in. 8 – 10d × 1.5 in. 5.83
218 22 77.8 171.5 44.5 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 2 – 38 × 184 SPF 10 – 10d × 1.5 in. 10 – 10d × 1.5 in. 6.61
220 22 39.7 203.2 44.5 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 10 – 10d × 1.5 in. 10 – 10d × 1.5 in. 7.78
222 22 77.8 203.2 44.5 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 2 – 38 × 235 SPF 12 – 10d × 1.5 in. 10 – 10d × 1.5 in. 8.32
228 20 117.5 171.5 44.5 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 3 – 38 × 184 SPF 12 – 10d × 1.5 in. 12 – 10d × 1.5 in. 9.01
228 20 117.5 171.5 44.5 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 3 – 38 × 235 SPF 12 – 10d × 1.5 in. 12 – 10d × 1.5 in. 9.75
452-3 18 39.7 127 44.5 1 – 38 × 140 SPF 1 – 38 × 140 SPF 6 – 10d × 1.5 in. 4 – 10d × 1.5 in. 4.99
452-3 18 39.7 127 44.5 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 6 – 10d × 1.5 in. 4 – 10d × 1.5 in. 4.22
454-3 18 77.8 127 44.5 1 – 38 × 140 SPF 2 – 38 × 140 SPF 6 – 10d × 1.5 in. 6 – 10d × 1.5 in. 5.42
456-3 18 39.7 171.5 44.5 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 8 – 10d × 1.5 in. 8 – 10d × 1.5 in. 5.91
456-3 18 39.7 171.5 44.5 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 8 – 10d × 1.5 in. 8 – 10d × 1.5 in. 6.99
458-3 18 77.8 171.5 44.5 1 – 38 × 184 SPF 2 – 38 × 184 SPF 10 – 10d × 1.5 in. 10 – 10d × 1.5 in. 6.84
460-3 18 39.7 203.2 44.5 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 10 – 10d × 1.5 in. 10 – 10d × 1.5 in. 7.47
462-3 18 77.8 203.2 44.5 1 – 38 × 235 SPF 2 – 38 × 235 SPF 12 – 10d × 1.5 in. 12 – 10d × 1.5 in. 10.98
Table 2.  Results of testing of factored resistancesTable footnote (1) of the hurricane tie and rafter tie
Model Mat. (ga.) Hanger dimensions (mm) Wood members tested Fastener schedule Factored uplift resistance (kN)
W H (H1 for hurricane tie) D (H2 for hurricane tie) Header (connector)/plate (ties) Joist (connector)/rafter (ties) Header Joist
Hurricane tie No. 244 18 39.7 76.2 133.4 2 – 38 × 89 S-P-F 1 – 38 × 89 S-P-F 4 – 10d × 1.5 in. 6 – 10d × 1.5 in.  1.76
Rafter tie No. 245 18 38.1 136.5 2 – 38 × 89 S-P-F 1 – 38 × 89 S-P-F 5 – 8d × 1.5 in. 5 – 8d × 1.5 in.  3.94

 

Administrative information

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