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CCMC MgO Board Advisory - July 2017

Many of you will recall the burn demonstrations of the wood sheds in Humboldt to demonstrate the fire resistance characteristics of a product known as MgO board. Rethinking Construction, a Saskatchewan based company provided the demonstration, and is the manufacturer of MEGRETe MgO Board. They have received their CCMC Evaluation Report, and their product is officially acceptable for use as a non-structural exterior and interior sheathing.

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CCMC Evaluation Report on“14036-R DC 315 Intumescent Coating

In response to questions from Building Officials across Canada concerning the Canadian Construction Material Centre’s (CCMC) evaluation report “CCMC 14036-R DC 315 Intumescent Coating” manufactured by International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI), CCMC is providing the following technical clarification as was requested by many.

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Code Adoption UBAS Amendment Regulations Review

Saskatchewan is proposing to adopt the National Building Code 2015 and the National Fire Code 2015 for full implementation on July 1, 2017. To meet the needs of certain Saskatchewan programs that benefit people and industry, a number of provisions specific to Saskatchewan’s needs have been developed as amendments to both the NBC 2015 and the NFC 2015. Those amendments are detailed in the attached documents.

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Alternative Compliance Model Consultation

On October 8, 2015, a consultation package regarding a provincial government initiative pursuing an Alternative Compliance Model for Building and Accessibility Standards (ACM) was distributed by the Chief Building Official in the Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations.  The Government is pursuing an initiative that does not allow for any objective review of plans or on-site inspections.  The current building code enforcement system will be obsolete where owners (their decision, not the Municipality's) choose the ACM.  Local Authorities will have no role or say in plan review, and the code enforcement program will not include any on-site inspections. The Local Authority's role in "enforcement" will be reduced to chasing owners and their consultants for paper and signatures.

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