- First Nations National Building Officers Association (FNNBOA)/Alliance of Canadian Building Officials Association (ACBOA) workshop. In conjunction with ACBOA, CCMC hosted a two-day workshop for FNNBOA on February 27 and 28, 2018.
- Building Official HelpDesk. To better support building officials, CCMC has launched the Building Official HelpDesk to answer questions about the construction products included in the CCMC Registry of Product Evaluations. For more information, see the press release on the ACBOA Web site.
- CCMC strengthens relationships with Canadian building officials. CCMC attends the meetings of the Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan Building Officials Associations.
- CCMC product evaluation links:
- CCMC Registry of Product Evaluations
- New/re-evaluated CCMC product evaluations
- Cancelled CCMC product evaluations
- CCMC MgO Board Advisory update. CCMC issues a technical briefing update to the July 2017 “CCMC MgO Board Advisory” on magnesium oxide (MgO) boards.
- CCMC expands. CCMC welcomes engineer Mihailo Mihailovic to the national product evaluation team.
In the coming months, CCMC will implement changes to its evaluation process to comply with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065, “Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.” These changes will help us better serve Canadian construction regulators and manufacturers. The process will include the following new CCMC mark:
At the request of the Provinces and Territories, the regulators of construction across Canada, CCMC was created as Canada’s official evaluation service for building officials and the construction industry in 1988. Formalizing this relationship was a Memorandum of Understanding between Canada’s Federal Government and Provincial and Territorial Governments (PTs). Also at the request of the PTs, CCMC was centralized at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) a federal government organization, in Ottawa, working closely with Codes Canada and research expertise.
CCMC’s mandate is to provide a technical opinion that a product or system complies with the requirements of Canada’s Building Codes as an ‘alternative solution’ and to provide verification that a product conforms to a recognized product or material standard.
As a Federal Government organization and part of the NRC, CCMC’s due diligence on all evaluations is impartial, neutral and science-evidence based, intended to protect the health and safety of Canadians first and foremost. CCMC applies the same objective, factual and rigorous process on all evaluations and provides an expert, unbiased opinion on Code and Standard compliance without commercial interest in the products evaluated. Also as a federal government entity, CCMC stands behind all of its technical evaluations.