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Rebuttal Responses for the October 2014 Evaluation Committee Hearings (through September 23, 2014)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  1. AC232 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Anchor Channels in Concrete Elements. Revisions are proposed to provide clarifications with regard to the conduct and assessment of Test series 2 and 3 of Annex A, Table 4.1; delete Test series 7 (splitting failure under load) of Table 4.1 replace with a default value; delete Sections 5.6.3, 7.4.2.1, and 8.4.3 of Annex A; change the strength reduction factors in Section 3.1 D4.4.1 of Annex A; add a new Section 6.6.2 to Annex A to address the determination of the mechanical properties of test specimens; and reduce the upper limits of Equations 8.13a and 8.13b to account for the effect of regional variations in concrete on the concrete breakout strength in shear. Click here.
  1. AC326 — Proposed New Appendix for the Acceptance Criteria for Proprietary Wood Preservative Systems — Common Requirements for Treatment Process, Test Methods, and Performance — Wood Glueline Preservative Systems Appendix K. A new appendix to this criteria is proposed to evaluate wood glueline preservative systems used to fabricate structural wood composites. Portions of this proposal were introduced under the June 2014 alternative criteria development process agenda. Click here.
  1. 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 revise Sections 5.1.4 and 5.1.10 concerning language to be included in the evaluation report about permitted uses of the special-use sprinklers. Click here.