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Responses for the June 2010 ICC-ES Evaluation Committee Meeting (through June 1, 2010)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

  1. AC422 — Proposed Acceptance Criteria for Continuous and Semi-continuous Fiber-reinforced Grid Connectors Used in the Combination with Rigid Insulation in Concrete Sandwich Panel Construction. A new criteria is proposed for continuous or semi-continuous fiber-reinforced grid connectors that are combined with rigid insulation to transfer shear stresses in insulated concrete sandwich panels. This subject was previously considered by the Evaluation Committee in February 2010. Click here.

  2. AC377 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Spray-applied Foam Plastic Insulation. Revisions are proposed to address the 2009 International Codes, to revise Section 3.3.3.1 to include a provision on the location of the gas burner, and to add a new Section 3.3.3.2.4 concerning the location of the wood crib. Click here.

  3. AC259 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Pneumatic- or Gas-power-driven Pin Fasteners Used to Attach Gypsum Panels to Cold-formed Steel Framing. Revisions are proposed to revise the title of the criteria, to address the 2009 International Codes, to revise the requirements of Section 3.1.3 concerning documenting the properties of the gypsum sheathing used in the testing, to permit small-scale testing and analysis to establish pullout and pull-through strength values, and to revise the ASTM standards referenced in the AC for gypsum board. This subject was previously considered by the Evaluation Committee in February 2010. Click here.

  4. AC217 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Concrete with Virgin Cellulose Fibers. Revisions are proposed to address the 2009 International Codes and to revise Section A7.0 of Annex A to change the conditions of acceptance for the plastic shrinkage crack testing. Click here.
  1. AC416 — Proposed Acceptance Criteria for Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Systems Used to Form a Lateral Force-resisting System from Wood- or Cold-formed Steel Framed Shear Walls. A new criteria is proposed which includes modifications resulting from review of the February 2010 alternate agenda. The criteria applies to passive FRP composite systems used to form shear walls from existing wood- and cold-formed steel frame walls. Click here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

  1. MISC 1 — Proposed Policy Concerning the Acceptance of Newer Editions of Design Specifications. This item has been placed on the Evaluation Committee agenda to seek input from the Evaluation Committee on whether an evaluation reports can be issued based on editions of design standards (design specifications) newer than those reverenced in the International Codes. Click here.
  1. AC43 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Steel Deck Roof and Floor Systems. Revisions are proposed to update the criteria to the 2009 International Codes, to remove the Uniform Building Code (UBC) from the criteria, to update and remove certain referenced standards and specifications, to change provisions relating to fasteners, and to change provisions regarding web crippling tests. This subject was previously considered by the Evaluation Committee in February 2010. Click here.

  2. AC118 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Tapping Screw Fasteners. Revisions are proposed to update the criteria to the 2009 International Codes, to remove the Uniform Building Code (UBC) from the criteria and to make changes needed to correlate with AC43. This subject was previously considered by the Evaluation Committee in February 2010. Click here.

  3. AC391 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Continuous Rod Tie-down Assemblies Used to Resist Wind Uplift. Revisions are proposed to incorporate provisions that would extend the criteria to allow evaluations to be performed on continuous rod tie-down systems which would include both the continuous rod tie-down assembly and the wood framing through which wind loads are transferred to the rods. Click here.

  4. AC316 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Shrinkage Compensating Devices. Revisions are proposed to simplify testing of the tension-controlled shrinkage compensating devices and staff seeks input on establishing a load and resistance factor design capacity for the devices and how to address slippage situations that have been observed in testing these devices. Click here.

  5. AC155 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Hold-down (Tie-downs) Attached to Wood Members. Revisions are proposed to update the criteria to the 2009 International Codes and to correct contradictions and eliminate ambiguities within the current provisions. Click here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

  1. AC405 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria on Wood Structural Panels with Factory-applied Fire-retardant Coatings. A new acceptance criteria is proposed for wood structural panels with factory-applied fire-retardant coatings used to provide fire wall continuity. This item has previously been considered by the Evaluation Committee several times, June 2009 being the last time. Click here.