[CCMC 14101-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
|Product name:||Zuri Decking|
|Code compliance:||NBC 2015, OBC|
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Code compliance opinion
It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as both exterior decking planks and as stair treads 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|
|09-04-02-02-00-0-00||188.8.131.52. Specified Snow Loads||Acceptable|
|09-04-02-03-00-0-00||184.108.40.206. Platforms Subject to Snow and Occupancy Loads||Acceptable|
|09-08-09-01-00-0-00||220.127.116.11. Loads on Stairs and Ramps||Acceptable|
|09-08-09-03-00-0-00||18.104.22.168. Exterior Wood Steps||Alternative|
|09-08-09-06-00-0-00||22.214.171.124. Finish for Treads and Landings||Alternative|
|09-23-15-05-00-0-00||126.96.36.199. Subfloor Thickness or Rating||Alternative|
Ontario Building Code
Ruling No. 21-05-368 (14101-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 2021-07-09 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 nameZuri Decking
The product is an exterior decking plank made of solid core PVC cellular composite, capped with a thin layer of solid PVC and two additional layers, a photorealistic print (colour and wood grain), and a clear acrylic finish layer. Zuri Decking solid-edge boards have an average thickness of 26.9 mm with an average width of 140.2 mm, while the grooved edge boards have an average thickness of 24.9 mm and an average width of 140.2 mm. Zuri Decking boards are available in 5 colours: Weathered Gray, Walnut, Chestnut, Pecan and Brazilia.
This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:
|Product name||Manufacturing plant|
|Marion, VA, US|
|Zuri Decking||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 planks must be installed with supports spaced at no greater than 400 mm o.c.
- When used as stair treads, the product must be installed with supports spaced no greater than 305 mm.
- The product must be fastened to the wood joists with fasteners conforming to Article 188.8.131.52., Standards for Nails and Screws, of Division B of the NBC 2015. The fasteners must have a corrosion-protection coatingTable footnote (1) or be made of stainless steel. The planks must be fastened with a minimum of two fasteners 63.5 mm in length per support (Headcote fasteners are recommended for face-screwed applications).
- The product can also be installed using the Zuri clip hidden fastener system as supplied by the manufacturer or using the CAMO fastening system with two fasteners 47.6 mm in length per support.
- End-to-end installation of deck boards is not permitted. Instead, feature board/breaker board installation is to be used as described in the manufacturer’s installation manual.
- On long (greater than 6 m) deck runs, the product must be installed using feature board/breaker board installation as described in the manufacturer’s installation manual. The end gapping is based on the temperature at installation.
- The end gapping must be a minimum of 4 mm for installations at temperatures above 0°C and a minimum of 6 mm for installations at temperatures below 0°C.
- The width-to-width gapping must be a minimum of 2.3 mm for installations at temperatures above 15°C and a minimum of 4.8 mm for installations at temperatures below 15°C.
- The product is not to be considered equivalent to dimensional lumber.
- The product should be installed by a knowledgeable person familiar with the product installation guide.
- The planks with a solid profile (section) can be used as stair treads at 305 mm (12 in.) o.c. spacing.
- Where possible, the label or packaging on the product must be identified with the manufacturer’s name or logo and the phrase “CCMC 14101-R.”
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-067315.02-15||CCMC Technical Guide for Exterior Decking Planks Made of Solid Core PVC Foam Coated with PVC|
The Report Holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.
|Dimesional change||coefficient of linear expansion (thermal) longitudinal||°C−1||≤ 2 × 10-5||4.63×10-5Table footnote (1)|
|coefficient of linear expansion (thermal)||transverse|
|coefficient of linear expansion (swelling)||%||≤ 0.5, by 80% of specimens||4.96×10-5Table footnote (1)|
|Strength and stiffness (after accelerated aging)||Impact resistance||%||≥ 50% of non-weathered value||52.7|
|flexural rigidity (EI) – Zuri – grooved||≥ 50% of non-aged value||89.4|
|moment capacity (Mr) – Zuri – grooved||≥ 50% of non-aged value||93.3|
|Fastener holding capacity (Headcote stainless steel screws)||fastener withdrawal strength||re-dry condition||N||≥ 600||3 751|
|wet/re-dry condition||3 272|
|lateral fastener strength face fastened||re-dry condition||≥ 720||5 195|
|wet/re-dry condition||5 418|
|Flame-spread rating||capped surface||No unit||≤ 200||95|
|uncapped surface||≤ 200||55|
|Smoke-developed classification||capped surface||Report||505|
|Strength and stiffness||Flexural rigidity (EI)||Zuri –solid||kN·mm2||≥ 300 000||351 100|
|Zuri – grooved||368 300|
|moment capacity (Mr)||Zuri – solid||N·mm||≥ 190 000||540 300|
|Zuri – grooved||537 800|
|Impact resistance (Gardner test)||%||≤ 50% failure (10 J)||0% failure|
|CreepTable footnote (2)||Zuri – solid||%||≤ 25% for creep||6|
|Zuri – grooved||11|
|RecoveryTable footnote (2)||Zuri – solid||%||≥ 75% for recovery||96|
|Zuri – grooved||96|
|Load durationTable footnote (2)||Zuri – solid||–||No failure||Pass|
|Zuri – grooved||Pass|
Performance Under Concentrated Static and Impact Loads
|Property||Requirement||ResultTable 184.108.40.206 footnote (1)|
|Minimum ultimate load (kN)||Maximum deflection under 0.89 kN load for 400 mm span (mm)||Ultimate load (kN)||Deflection under 0.89 kN load (mm)|
|Concentrated load – solid edge with Headcote||decking at 50°C||2.45||2.00||6.90||3.55Table 220.127.116.11 footnote (2)|
|decking at 20°C||7.95||3.78Table 18.104.22.168 footnote (2)|
|decking at –35°C||6.80||3.22Table 22.214.171.124 footnote (2)|
|Concentrated load – solid edge with CAMO||decking at 50°C||2.45||2.00||6.55||3.80Table 126.96.36.199 footnote (2)|
|decking at 20°C||7.90||3.93Table 188.8.131.52 footnote (2)|
|decking at –35°C||8.91||3.16Table 184.108.40.206 footnote (2)|
|Concentrated load – grooved edge with Zuri clip||decking at 50°C||2.45||2.00||6.96||3.78Table 220.127.116.11 footnote (2)|
|decking at 20°C||8.53||3.20Table 18.104.22.168 footnote (2)|
|decking at –35°C||9.83||3.75Table 22.214.171.124 footnote (2)|
|Minimum ultimate load following impact load of 100 N·m (kN)||Maximum deflection under 0.89 kN load following impact load for 400 mm span (mm)||Load of 1.78 kN following impact load of 100 N·m||Deflection under 0.89 kN load following impact load (mm)|
|Concentrated load static after impact load of 102 N·m @ 50°C||Solid edge with Headcote||1.78||2.00||No break||3.29Table 126.96.36.199 footnote (2)|
|Solid edge with CAMO||No break||3.16Table 188.8.131.52 footnote (2)|
|Grooved edge with Zuri clip||No break||3.00Table 184.108.40.206 footnote (2)|
|Property||Requirement||ResultTable 220.127.116.11 footnote (2)|
|Minimum ultimate load (kN)||Maximum deflection under 1 kN (mm)||Applied ultimate load (kN)||Deflection under 1 kN (mm)|
|Concentrated static load solid edge with Headcote||stair tread||5Table 18.104.22.168 footnote (3)||0.75||10.53||1.85Table 22.214.171.124 footnote (4)|
|stair tread nosing||5Table 126.96.36.199 footnote (5)||9.38|
|Concentrated static load solid edge with CAMO||stair tread||5Table 188.8.131.52 footnote (3)||0.75||10.28||2.13Table 184.108.40.206 footnote (4)|
|stair tread nosing||5Table 220.127.116.11 footnote (5)||10.19|
|SPF lumber||Zuri Decking|
|MOE||Mean percentage loss in MOE and MOR after UV exposure. Table 18.104.22.168 footnote (1)Accelerated agingTable 22.214.171.124 footnote (2) must be less than or equal to spruce lumber.||+3.0%||–8.0%|
Walking Surface Finish Quality and Slip Resistance
|Parallel to planks (longitudinal)||Perpendicular to planks (transverse)|
|Slip resistance||dry condition||> 0.5 (ASTM F 1679-04)||0.72||0.70|
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