# [CCMC 13543-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

In most jurisdictions this document is sufficient evidence for approval by Canadian authorities.

## Code compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as structural composite lumber (SCL) in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

### National Building Code of Canada 2005

ID Code provision Solution type
04-03-01-01-01-0-004.3.1.1.(1) Design Basis for WoodAcceptable
09-23-04-02-03-0-009.23.4.2.(3) Spans for built-up wood and ...Alternative

### Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 11-02-260 (13543-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 2011-05-25 (revised 2011-08-16) 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 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

Global LVL

### Product description

The product is a laminated veneer lumber (LVL) that is available in several structural grades as outlined in the tables in this evaluation. The LVL product is manufactured by laminating veneers of either:

• all aspen veneers, or
• a mixed species of aspen/birch veneers.

The grain of the veneers is oriented to the length of the member. The 3.2-mm-thick veneers are bonded with a phenol-formaldehyde adhesive and laid end to end with a slight overlap. Veneer layers are laid one on top of the other such that the scarf and lap joints in one layer are staggered in relation to those in the adjacent layer. The veneer assembly is hot pressed under computer-controlled time, pressure and temperature cycles. The product is then machined to the required depth and length after curing.

The product is available in thicknesses ranging from 19 mm to 76 mm, depths ranging from 45 mm to 1 220 mm, and lengths up to 18 m.

The phenol-formaldehyde adhesive complies with CSA O112.10-08, “Evaluation of Adhesives for Structural Wood Products (Limited Moisture Exposure)” (CCMC 14111-L).

### Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Ville-Marie, QC, CA
Global LVLProduct 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, as with all SCL, is intended for dry service applications only.Footnote (1)
• The product is intended for use in construction as an alternative material to lumber. Proprietary design values for the product are to be used by professional engineers to design in accordance with CSA O86 and Part 4, Structural Design, of Division B of the NBC 2015, for use in structural applications such as beams, headers, joists, rafters and columns as intended by the product manufacturer. The specific application must be qualified through specific testing and validated by the manufacturer. Applications such as I-joist flanges, studs and metal-plated truss chords are beyond the scope of this evaluation.
1. Engineering requirements

The design and installation of the product requires engineering on a case-by-case basis. All drawings and related documents must bear the authorized seal of a professional engineer skilled in wood design and licensed to practice under the appropriate provincial or territorial legislation. The engineer must design in accordance with CSA O86 and may use the Engineering Guide for Wood-Frame Construction published by the Canadian Wood Council as a guide.

The specified strengths and fastener limits for the product must not exceed the values set forth in the "Technical information" section of this evaluation.

When the product is used as a beam member, the ends of all beams must be restrained to prevent rollover. This is normally achieved by attaching a diaphragm sheathing to the top or to the compression edge, and to an end wall or shear transfer panel capable of transferring a minimum unfactored uniform load of 730 N/m or the required shear forces due to wind or seismic conditions. Blocking or cross-bracing with equivalent strength may be used. For beams with a maximum depth-to-width ratio of no more than 6.5:1, the compression edge of the beams must be laterally supported at least every 610 mm. When the depth-to-width ratio exceeds 6.5:1, the compression edge of the beams must be continuously laterally supported through its length, except where the design is done in accordance with CSA O86.

2. Engineering support provided by manufacturer

Global LVL Inc. will coordinate the engineering support and may be contacted at:
Tel.: 819-629-3600
Fax.: 819-629-3602

## Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-061710-05CCMC Technical Guide for Structural Composite Lumber

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 LVL orientationTable footnote footnote (3) 2850Fb-1.9E 2800Fb-1.7E Joist Plank Joist Plank Bending (fb)Table footnote footnote (4)Table footnote footnote (5) (MPa) 31.5 31.5 35.7 35.7 Shear-free modulus of elasticity (Etrue)Table footnote footnote (6)(MPa) 13 100 13 100 11 722 11 722 Apparent modulus of elasticity (Eapparent)Table footnote footnote (7)(MPa) 11 909 11 909 10 656 10 656 Longitudinal shear (fv) (MPa) 2.83 1.54 2.8 1.9 Compression perpendicular to grain (fc⊥) (MPa) 5.42 5.42 6.0 3.5 Compression parallel to grain (fc||) (MPa) 20.9 20.9 28.6 28.6 Tension parallel to grain (ft)Table footnote footnote (8) (MPa) 21.7 21.7 23.6 23.6

 Fastener property Nail orientation or bolt size Load direction Equivalent species specific gravity for fastener design purposes (2850Fb-1.9E) Equivalent species specific gravity for fastener design purposes (2800Fb-1.7E) Nail withdrawal edge withdrawal 0.46 0.51 Nail withdrawal face withdrawal 0.46 0.52 Lateral nail resistance edge parallel to grain 0.43 0.42 Lateral nail resistance edge perpendicular to grain 0.43 0.42 Lateral nail resistance face parallel to grain 0.43 0.45 Lateral nail resistance face perpendicular to grain 0.43 0.45 Bolt-bearing capacityTable 4.1.2 footnote (2) 12.5 mm parallel to grain 0.43 0.36 Bolt-bearing capacityTable 4.1.2 footnote (2) 12.5 mm perpendicular to grain 0.43 0.44 Bolt-bearing capacityTable 4.1.2 footnote (2) 19.0 mm parallel to grain 0.43 0.36 Bolt-bearing capacityTable 4.1.2 footnote (2) 19.0 mm perpendicular to grain 0.43 0.44 Nail spacing into edge N/ATable 4.1.2 footnote (3) N/A N/A N/A

 Property LVL orientationTable footnote footnote (3) 3300Fb-2.0E 3025Fb-1.9E Joist Plank Joist Plank Bending (fb)Table footnote footnote (4)Table footnote footnote (5)(MPa) 42.0 42.0 38.5 38.5 Shear-free modulus of elasticity (Etrue)Table footnote footnote (6) 13 800 13 800 13 101 13 101 Apparent modulus of elasticity (Eapparent) Table footnote footnote (7) 12 545 12 545 11 910 11 910 Longitudinal shear (fv) (MPa) 3.65 1.80 3.72 1.76 Compression perpendicular to grain (fc⊥) (MPa) 7.42 6.21 7.22 6.28 Compression parallel to grain (fc||) (MPa) 29.6 29.6 29.6 29.6 Tension parallel to grain (ft)Table footnote footnote (8)(MPa) 29 29 26.8 26.8

 Fastener property Nail orientation or bolt size Load direction Equivalent species specific gravity for fastener design purposes Nail withdrawal edge withdrawal 0.50 Nail withdrawal face withdrawal 0.50 Lateral nail resistance edge parallel to grain 0.50 Lateral nail resistance edge perpendicular to grain 0.50 Lateral nail resistance face parallel to grain 0.50 Lateral nail resistance face perpendicular to grain 0.50 Bolt bearing capacityTable footnote footnote (2) 12.5 mm parallel to grain 0.50 Bolt bearing capacityTable footnote footnote (2) 12.5 mm perpendicular to grain 0.50 Bolt bearing capacityTable footnote footnote (2) 19.0 mm parallel to grain 0.50 Bolt bearing capacityTable footnote footnote (2) 19.0 mm perpendicular to grain 0.50 Nail spacing into edge N/ATable footnote footnote (3) N/A N/A

This evaluation is applicable only to Global LVL labeled with the APA–EWS certification mark and the CCMC 13543-R on each beam or header member.

The manufacturing quality assurance program has been updated to include requirements specified in the most recent version of ASTM D 5456, “Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products,” and has been verified by APA-EWS as part of the product certification. APA-EWS conducts audits of the manufacturing plants and the quality assurance program.

Appendix A

The design values are obtained from testing to ASTM D 5456-01, “Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products,” was used for original qualification and volume effect exponent determination. The ASTM D 5456-07 was used for the plant re- qualification for the strength of the old and new grades, as specified in CAN/CSA O86-09 and summarized below. The original exponents for volume adjustments being used was reaffirmed by the certification agency to ASTM D 5456-13a.

### Disclaimer

This evaluation is issued by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), a part of the Construction Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The evaluation must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments and the legislated applicable building code in effect.

The CCMC was established in 1988 on behalf of the applicable regulator (i.e., the provinces and territories) to ensure—through assessment—conformity of alternative and acceptable solutions to regional building codes as determined by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) as part of the issuance of a building permit.

It is the responsibility of the local AHJs, design professionals, and specifiers to confirm that the evaluation is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later issue. Please refer to the website or contact:

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