[CCMC 13549-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 “SRP AirOutshield™ – Sheathing Membrane,” when used as a breather-type sheathing membrane in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following Canadian code(s):

National Building Code of Canada 2015

Code provision Solution type
9.27.3.2. Sheathing Membrane Material StandardAlternative

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 which forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

  Product information

Product description

The product is manufactured by thermally bonding two spun-bonded polypropylene fabrics with a microporous film between the two layers to form a breathable waterproof membrane.

The product is 0.5 mm thick and has a white inner face and a black exterior. It is available in rolls that are 1.5 m wide and 50 m long.

Manufacturing plants

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

  • Bolton, United Kingdom

  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 can be used as a breather-type sheathing membrane under commonly used types of exterior cladding to reduce the risk of water infiltration. The main purpose of the membrane is to create a continuous envelope around the occupied areas of residential or light commercial construction. Such continuity is achieved by overlapping or sealing the product either to itself using the CCMC-evaluated contractor sheathing tape, or to other construction materials using an acoustical sealant.
  • A conforming installation must be:
    • installed with the printed side facing outward;
    • protected within 60 days from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun;
    • installed according to Article 9.27.3.3., Required Sheathing Membrane and Installation, of Division B of the NBC 2015, and in accordance with the manufacturer’s current instructions;
    • installed with a minimum air space of 10 mm between the sheathing membrane and the cladding, unless the cladding does not require an air space (i.e., as deemed by the CCMC or by building officials based on past cladding performance); and
    • installed with the material overlapping 100 mm at vertical joints and 100 mm at horizontal joints. Note that joints must be taped and the material must be sealed around both window and door openings.
  • A concealed air space exceeding 25 mm in width must contain proper fire blocks in accordance with Subsection 9.10.16., Fire Blocks, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The product must be clearly identified with the phrase “CCMC 13549-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072510.03-15Technical Guide for Sheathing Membrane, Breather Type

The Report 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.

Material requirements
Results of testing of material property for the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Sheet width (tolerance)  mm ≥ –6 Pass
Performance rRequirements
Results of testing of performance requirements for the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Tensile strength  N/mm ≥ 3.5 4.79
Water vapour permeanceTable footnote (1) ng/(Pa·s·m2) ≥ 170 4 808
Water ponding (original)  - No leakage PassTable footnote (2)
Tensile strength (% retention of original) after UV exposure % ≥ 90 93.7
Tensile strength (% retention of original) after UV exposure and heat aging % ≥ 85 90.6
Water vapour permeance after UV exposure and heat aging ng/(Pa·s·m2) ≥ 170 10 433
Water ponding after UV exposure and heat aging - No leakage PassTable footnote (2)

Administrative information

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:

Canadian Construction Materials Centre
Construction Research Centre
National Research Council of Canada
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6
Telephone: 613-993-6189
Fax: 613-952-0268

The NRC has evaluated the material, product, system or service described herein only for those characteristics stated 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 (i.e., AHJs, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is only valid when the product is installed in strict compliance with the stated conditions and limitations of evaluation and the applicable local building code. In circumstances where no applicable local building permit is issued and that no confirmation of compliance ‘for use in the intended field application’ is undertaken, this evaluation is null and void in all respects. This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind, expressed, or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated material, product, system or service described herein. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use and reliance on the information contained in this evaluation with respect to its compliance to the referenced code(s) and standard(s). 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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