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Items for the June 2011 Evaluation Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

  1. AC430 Proposed Acceptance Criteria for Deck Harnesses for Residential Decks. A new criteria is proposed for proprietary deck harnesses for residential decks as an alternative hold-down tension devices prescribed in IRC Section R502.2.2.3 of the 2009 International Residential Code® (IRC). This subject was previously considered by the Evaluation Committee in February 2011. Click here.

  2. AC13 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Joint Hangers and Similar Devices. Revisions are proposed to provide clarification regarding permissible methods of reinforcement for the test assemblies, incorporate language regarding engineered wood products that are used in test assemblies, allow greater flexibility for cases in which wood used in the test assemblies has a moisture content of 11 percent or less, provide an alternate to the torsional moment capacity testing requirements, provide provision regarding the recognition of allowable loads for hangers based on testing of other models, and to provide provisions for the standardization of conditions of use and other language within evaluation reports. Click here.

  3. AC316 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Shrinkage Compensating Devices. Revisions are proposed to simplify the evaluation of tension-controlled shrinkage compensating devices (TCSCD) by defining the proof load as 1.5 times the nominal strength of the connected threaded rod along with other related changes. Click here.

  4. AC14 —Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Prefabricated Wood I-joists. Revisions are proposed that would modify the language of Section 2.3.1 of the criteria and add a new Section 2.3.2 to prescribe requirements for full-scale diaphragm testing for joists having flange depths of less than 15/16 inches. Click here.

  5. AC120 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Wood Screws Used in Horizontal Diaphragms and Vertical Shear Walls. Revisions are proposed to expand the scope of the criteria to allow for structural composite lumber and prefabricated wood I-joists as supporting framing for horizontal diaphragms, allow alternative wood screws to have penetrations different from what the code prescribes for nails, remove mean slip at peak load from lateral load testing as one of the conditions of acceptance for alternative wood screws, eliminate the comparative requirement of bending yielding strength between screws and nails, and to permit screws to resist combined shear and wind uplift from wind when used in horizontal diaphragm assemblies. Click here.

  6. AC233 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Alternate Dowel-type Treaded Fasteners. Revisions are proposed to provide clarification regarding testing and data submittal requirements, incorporate provisions for the evaluation of screw installations where the screw axis is oriented at an angle other than 90-degrees to the wood grain, provisions to standardize statements and tables within evaluation reports and to incorporate provisions to increase the minimum moisture content for wet wood members used in establishing wet service factors. Click here.

  7. AC425 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Cold-formed Steel Structural Beams Acting Compositely with Cast-in-place Concrete Slabs. Revisions are proposed to allow the Plastic Stress Distribution Method as a method for structural design; include shear design provisions prescribed in AISI S100 and to limit the shear design strength to the more stringent of AISC 360 and AISI S100; remove the requirement for shear verification testing; clarify that the minimum three replicate specimen requirement applies to testing for each applicable limit state; clarify that shear connector related limit states may include limit states related to connector failure, surrounding concrete failure, or combination of the two; remove the requirement for the fabricator’s quality assurance program to comply with the ICC-IAS Accreditation Criteria for Fabricator Inspection Programs for Reinforced Concrete (AC157); and to include a requirement that the manufacturer identify the duties of the special inspector. Click here.
  8. AC304 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Inspection Agencies. Revisions are proposed to incorporate new ICC-ES requirements for inspections of manufacturing facilities. Click here.

  9. AC10 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Quality Documentation. Revisions are proposed to incorporate the requirements for quality documentation that are needed to implement the new inspections, to delete Item 9 in Appendix A and to revise Item 12 (renumbered as Item 11) of Appendix A to clarify that declarations need to be provided in a separate document signed by the report applicant. Click here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

  1. AC380 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Termite Physical Barrier Systems. Revisions are proposed to update the standards referenced in Section 1.3.3 of the criteria and to revise the clearance to ground on the exterior of the building as required by Section 6.4.2. Click here.
  2. AC212 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Water-resistive Coatings Used as Water-resistive Barriers over Exterior Sheathing. Revisions are proposed to set forth conditions under which the code official may waive the criteria’s requirement for special inspection of the field installation of the water-resistive coatings. Click here (Updated).

  3. AC433 — Proposed Acceptance Criteria for Liquid Borate Fungal Decay and Termite Resistant Treatment Applied to Wood Members. A new criteria is proposed to evaluate borate termiticide-fungicide factory-applied to the surface of wood products prior to construction in order to protect the structure from subterranean termites and fungal decay. Click here.
  4. AC269 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Racking Shear Evaluation of Proprietary Sheathing Materials Attached to Light-frame Wall Construction or Code-complying Sheathing Attached to Light-framed Walls with Proprietary Fasteners. Revisions are proposed to clarify that the criteria does not apply to exterior wall coverings, clarify that testing under Section 4.1 of the criteria is needed before testing per Section 4.3.1 is to be conducted, add a definition of the first major event (FME), correct a typographical error in Section 3.1.3, clarify the material specifications for cold-formed steel materials, revise the maximum base-metal thickness allowed in test assemblies, and to revise the moisture conditioning requirements of Section 4.1.7. Click here.

  5. AC382 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Laminated Fibrous Board Sheathing Material Used as a Water-resistive Barrier. Revisions are proposed to make a number of editorial corrections and clarifications that will bring terms used in the criteria into better alignment with the nature of the products being addressed by this criteria, update the date of the AATCC Test Method 127 referenced in Section 1.4.9 of the criteria, and to revise Section 4.5.3.1 to clarify the original intent of this section and bring it into alignment with how it has been interpreted by the ICC-ES staff and report holders. Click here.
  6. AC326 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Proprietary Wood Preservative Systems - Common Requirements for Treatment Process, Test Methods and Performance. Revisions are proposed to update the standards referenced in Section 1.3.2 of the criteria, revise the criteria to require minimum retentions to be specified to two or more significant figures, reference AWPA M22-11, and to clarify warning and disqualification status of treatment facilities and third-party reporting status to ICC-ES. Click here.

  7. AC38 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Water-resistive Barriers. Revisions are proposed to add an optional method of testing water-resistive barriers for their ability to provide a means of draining water that enters a stucco or adhered masonry wall envelope from the exterior. Click here.

  8. AC29 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Cold, Liquid-applied, Below-grade, Exterior Dampproofing and Waterproofing Materials. Revisions are proposed to clarify that soil conditioning of both dampproofing and waterproofing products is required prior to determining weight loss and water vapor permeance, clarify that soil conditioning of waterproofing products is required prior to testing for hydrostatic pressure over cracks, reformat Table 1 to clarify what tests apply to both waterproofing products as well as dampproofing products and clarify the requirements that apply only to waterproofing products and add ASTM D 5385 to Section 1.3.12 as an editorial revision to the list of referenced standards. Click here.

  9. AC90 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Fiber Cement Siding Used as Exterior Wall Siding. Revisions are proposed to clarify that the criteria applies to walls and to clarify that the transverse load tests and the racking shear tests are of the siding material only. Click here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

  1. MISC1 — Proposed Revisions to Acceptance Criteria for Anchors in Concrete Elements (applicable to AC01, AC58, AC193, AC232, and AC308). Revisions are proposed to address the issue of independent testing and evaluation agencies (ITEA) that do not meet the current requirements for an ITEA, but are applicable to ICC-ES, provided they meet certain criteria. Click here.
  2. AC58 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Adhesive Anchors in Masonry Elements. Revisions are proposed to establish conformity between this criteria and AC308 in several important respects and to incorporate changes proposed in MISC1 on the agenda. Click here.

  3. AC406 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Belled Segmented Pipe Foundation Systems and Devices. Revisions are proposed to remove the term “bullet” from the criteria and substitute non-proprietary terms, add a new section to allow full-scale tests in lieu of testing of individual components, and to revise the full-scale load testing procedures for soil capacity. Click here. (Updated)
  4. AC385 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Special-purpose Sprinkler Heads Used with Fixed Glazed Assemblies to Provide a Fire-resistance-rated Wall Assembly (2012 IBC). Revisions are proposed to update the criteria to the 2009 and 2012 IBC in the light of code changes that affect this criteria and to prohibit horizontal mullions in the glazed assembly that would interfere with the uniform distribution of the water flow across the surface of the glass. Click here.
  5. AC02 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Reflective Foil Insulation. Revisions are proposed to divide reflective insulations into three classifications, clarify that the criteria does not address reflective-faced, rigid foam plastic insulation boards, and to clarify use conditions that are to be included in evaluation reports (one being a requirement for a thermal barrier to separate and reflective plastic core insulations that contain foam plastics). Click here.

  6. AC377 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Spray-Applied Foam Plastic Insulation. Revisions are proposed to include ASTM E 970 as a method to qualify spray-applied polyurethane foam for use on attic floor with and without ignition barriers, modify Section A1.2.2 to define the maximum thickness of spray-applied polyurethane foam applied onto attic floors as the thickness of foam plastic insulation applied to the ceiling in the room corner fire test, to set density limits for test specimens in Section 3.6.1, revise Section 3.6.2 concerning the reporting of R-values, revise the language in Section 5.8 to match the language in AC12, add Section 5.9 to address how coating thickness should be reported in evaluation reports, add a second method to measure coating thickness in Section X2.1.2, and to make various editorial corrections to the criteria. Click here. (Updated)

  7. AC432 — Proposed Acceptance Criteria for Fixed Condensed Aerosol Fire-extinguishing Systems (IFC). A new criteria is proposed to address proprietary aerosol fire-extinguishing systems. Click here.

  8. AC12 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Foam Plastic Insulation. Revisions are proposed to establish conditions for recognition of thermal resistance (R-values) higher than stated in the applicable standard. Click here.