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Items for the October 2015 Evaluation Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

  1. AC43 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Steel Deck Roof and Floor Systems. Revisions are proposed to update the criteria to the 2015 International Building Code® (IBC) and replace older design standards, for the design of composite decks with headed shear studs and profiled steel deck diaphragms, with newer design standards. Portions of this proposal were introduced under the June 2015 alternative criteria development process agenda. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    No rebuttal comments
    No presentations
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved, click here

  2. AC133 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Mechanical Connector Systems for Steel Reinforcing Bars. Revisions are proposed to update the criteria to the 2015 codes, revise the criteria to specify the method to be used to determine the strain in the steel reinforcing bars at actual yield stress, and make editorial revisions throughout the criteria. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    No rebuttal comments
    No presentations
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved, click here

  3. AC429 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for High-Strength Steel Reinforcing Bars. Revisions are proposed to update the criteria to the 2015 codes including the addition a section to deal with revisions incorporated into the edition of ASTM A1035 referenced by the 2015 IBC; revise the section on splices by making modifications to AC133 in order to clarify mechanical splice requirements for high-strength reinforcing bars and obtain consistency with ACI ITG-6R-10; and make editorial revisions. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here - Updated
    No rebuttal comments
    No presentations
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved, click here

  4. AC464 — Proposed New Acceptance Criteria for Load Bearing Thermal Insulation Assemblies Forming a Thermal Break Between Concrete Balconies and Concrete Floors. A new criteria is proposed to establish requirements for the evaluation of the structural design and thermal properties of proprietary floor joint assemblies. Portions of this proposal were introduced under the August 2015 alternative criteria development process agenda. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    No rebuttal comments
    PresentationsClick here
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved, click here

  5. AC460 — Proposed New Acceptance Criteria for In-Rack Automatic Sprinkler Systems. A new criteria is proposed to establish requirements for the evaluation of in-rack proprietary K25.2 extended coverage pendant sprinklers in conjunction with fixed horizontal barriers to provide production of Class I-IV and Group A plastic commodities stored in single- and double-row rack storage. Portions of this proposal were introduced under the April 2015 alternative criteria development process agenda. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    No rebuttal comments
    PresentationsClick here
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved, click here

  6. AC461 — Proposed New Acceptance Criteria for An Alternate Gas Permeable Layer of a Subslab Depressurization System for Radon Gas Control. A new criteria is proposed to establish requirements for the use of rigid cellular polystyrene insulation panels as an alternate to the gas permeable layer described in Appendix F of the International Residential Code® (IRC) and Appendix B of the International Green Construction Code™ (IgCC) for the purpose of radon gas control. Portions of this proposal were introduced under the April 2015 alternative criteria development process agenda. Click here.

    No responses received
    No rebuttal comments
    PresentationsClick here
    No staff memos
    Resolution – Approved, click here

  7. AC456 — Proposed New Acceptance Criteria for Fire-Protective Coatings Applied to Spray-applied Foam Plastic Insulation Installed Without a Code-prescribed Thermal Barrier. A new criteria is proposed to establish requirements for fire-protective coatings applied to spray-applied foam plastic insulation intended for recognition for use without the installation of a code-prescribed 15-minute thermal barrier. Portions of this proposal were introduced under the April 2015 alternative criteria development process agenda. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    Rebuttal commentsClick here
    No presentations
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved with a compliance date of October 15, 2017, click here

  8. AC320 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Fiber-reinforced Composite Connectors Anchored in Concrete. Revisions are proposed to update the criteria to the 2015 codes and revise the scope of the criteria to include unreinforced polymer connectors. Portions of this proposal were introduced under the April 2015 alternative criteria development process agenda. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    Rebuttal commentsClick here
    PresentationsClick here
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved, click here

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  1. AC193 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Mechanical Anchors in Concrete Elements. Revisions are proposed to delete the hydrogen embrittlement test noted as method B in the criteria, revise language concerning adjustment factors for anchors in lightweight concrete, and delete the “β”-factor in Eq. (7-1) of Section 7.3.1 of Annex 1. Portions of this proposal were introduced under the June 2015 alternative criteria development process agenda. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    Rebuttal commentsClick here
    PresentationsClick here
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved with a compliance date of February 15, 2016, click here

  2. AC232 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Anchor Channels in Concrete Elements. Revisions are proposed to replace test series 7 in Table 4.1 with a calculated value for the critical edge distance, change certain provisions used in allowable stress design found in Section 3.2 and incorporate related changes in the criteria, incorporate other editorial and minor technical changes proposed by CAMA, and incorporate a language change regarding recognition of anchor channels for use in lightweight concrete. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    Rebuttal commentsClick here
    PresentationsClick here
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved, click here

  3. 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 criteria to the 2015 codes, remove reference to the Legacy Codes, update AWPA referenced in the criteria, add new AWPA standards, and revise the criteria to require the evaluation reports to have a typical application and product use table. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    No rebuttal comments
    PresentationsClick here
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved with a compliance date of July 15, 2016, click here - UPDATED

  4. AC224 — Proposed Revisions to the Acceptance Criteria for Prefabricated Parallel Chord Wood Trusses. Revisions are proposed to add a new section to provide a test method and conditions of acceptance for the evaluation of equivalent fire protection of floors per Exception 4 of Section R501.3 of the 2012 IRC. Click here.

    Responses receivedClick here
    Rebuttal commentsClick here
    PresentationsClick here
    Staff MemoClick here
    Resolution – Approved, click here