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Items for the October 2013 Evaluation Committee Meeting (Updated)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  1. AC452 — Proposed New Acceptance Criteria for Rigid Cellular Polystyrene (RCPS) Geofoam Used in Interior Floor Applications. A new criteria is proposed to establish requirements for the recognition of rigid cellular polystyrene (RCPS) geofoam used as lightweight fill in floor cavities in the interior of buildings. This subject was previously considered by the Evaluation Committee in June 2013. Click here.
  2. AC07-A — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Special Roofing Systems. Revisions are proposed to reduce the frequency of sampling of the material for the periodic ASTM E108 or UL790 testing currently required by Section 3.2.9.2.3. This revision is needed to bring the requirements of the criteria into line with the pending ICC-ES change in ICC-ES inspection requirements in which we will be going from quarterly to biannual inspections. Click here.
  3. AC07-B — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Special Roofing Systems. Revisions are proposed to Section 4.4.2 of the criteria to revise the conditions of acceptance for the uplift-bend tests on plastic tiles and panels covered by Section 3.2 of the criteria. Click here.
  4. AC377 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Spray-applied Foam Plastic Insulation. Revisions are proposed to allow the use of spray-applied foam plastic insulation in unvented crawl spaces when passing the test requirements of Appendix X or Section D2.2.2 of Appendix D, in addition to the testing currently permitted in Section D2.2.1 of Appendix D. Click here.
  5. AC364 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Automatic Foundation Flood Vents. Revisions are proposed to revise the title of the criteria and make accompanying revisions to the definitions and terminology in Section 1.4, to clarify the intent of the criteria; update the criteria to include the 2009 and 2012 editions to the I-codes; clarify that the criteria is for the evaluation of the operation of the flood vents; add ASCE 24 to the list of standards referenced in Section 1.3; revise Section 3.1.5 to clarify how area served by the flood vent is determined; revise Section 3.2 to cite all testing of various sizes of flood vents and operating mechanisms; and add Section 3.3 to address weathering of flood vents made of plastic. Click here.
  6. AC439 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Glass Railing and Balustrade Systems. A revision is proposed to include a requirement that sets a serviceability limit for the deflection of the top of the guard. Click here.
  7. AC385 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Special-purpose Sprinklers Used With Fixed Glazed Assemblies to Provide an Alternative to a Fire-resistance-rated Wall Assembly. Revisions are proposed to remove the requirement that the “pony” wall described in Section 5.1.8 be constructed of water-resistant materials; add wording that the “pony” wall be constructed such that combustible materials are kept a minimum of 2 inches from the face of the glazing; and remove Section 5.1.11 from the criteria. Click here.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

  1. AC232 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Anchor Channels in Concrete Elements. Revisions are proposed to delete the strength reduction factor in Equations D-32.e and D-32.f; add a new section in which modification of the anchor channels is permitted to force specific failure modes; make several text changes to clarify intent and correct errors; permit the use of a default value of 6.0 for the term αr under certain conditions; modify Sections 7.8.3 and 8.12; change the manner in which the test results of Table 4.1, Test No. 9 are evaluated; add new (optional) tests to enable recognition of anchor channels for loading in the direction parallel to the anchor channel axis as well as for recognition to resist seismic loads; and make changes to clarify testing requirements in Table 4.1. Click here. (Updated)
  2. AC125 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Concrete and Reinforced and Unreinforced Masonry Strengthening Using Externally Bonded Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Systems. Revisions are proposed to add new ASTM standards and delete outdated ASTM standards; add pure axial compression strengthening test details; and delete the 10,000 hours of aging test duration. Click here.
  3. AC124 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Rim Board Products. Revisions are proposed to add a new section on factory-applied fire-retardant surface coatings. This subject was previously considered by the Evaluation Committee in June 2013. Click here.
  4. AC269.2 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Proprietary Sheathing Jobsite-attached to Wood Light-frame Wall Construction Used as Shear Walls. Revisions are proposed that will include provisions for evaluating proprietary sheathings for use in shear wall panels that have aspect ratios exceeding 1:1. This proposal was introduced under the June 2013 alternative agenda process. Click here.
  5. AC14 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Prefabricated Wood I-joists. Revisions are proposed to change the center span deflection limit in Section A4.4.1.4 and to make changes to clarify the intent of Sections A4.4.1.4 and A4.4.2. This proposal is based on a proposal that was posted for public comment under the June 2013 alternative agenda process. Click here.