Construction and Engineering

Contact: leila.julazadeh@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Mar 2, 2018
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This document covers measures to reduce the risks of basement flooding, and to mitigate the adverse effects on the property public safety and public health in case of a flood event, for houses in urban and rural settings. The scope of the document covers existing, new, rebuilt and renovated houses.

Contact: kat.crew@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Mar 21, 2018
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Scope

1.1
This Standard specifies the procedure for certification of prefabricated buildings, and partially or fully enclosed modules and panels for buildings of any occupancy. 

It provides requirements for 

a) certification of the factory quality program; 

b) certification of the prefabricated product; 

c) auditing of the factory quality program; and 

d) in-factory inspection of the prefabricated product. 

Notes: 

1) This Standard applies to prefabricated buildings, modules, and panels constructed of any material. (See Annex A.) 

2) This Standard applies to buildings of any occupancy. Use is limited only by certification listing for the manufacturer and the capabilities of the certification body. (See Annex A.) 

1.2
This Standard does not cover portions of buildings or services that are not completed in the factory. It also does not address the transport of buildings or their erection at the building site, except as provided in Clause 7.5.1. 

Note: Prefabricated buildings, modules, and panels should be designed to resist or accommodate loads and stresses imposed in transit and during placement. Loads and stresses imposed in transit will depend in part on the methods of transportation accepted by the transportation authority. 

1.3
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard. 

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. 

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. 

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Contact: andy.kwong@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 2, 2018
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Scope

1.1
This Standard applies to 
(a) fenestration systems covered by AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, including

(i) vertically sliding windows;
(ii) horizontally sliding windows;
iii) dual-action windows;
(iv) casement windows, both fixed and operable;
(v) projecting (awning/hopper) windows;
(vi) fixed windows;
(vii) sidelites;
(viii) transom windows;
(ix) sliding glass doors;
(x) side-hinged doors;
(xi) dual-action side-hinged doors;
(xii) architectural terrace doors;
(xiii) unit skylights and roof windows;
(xiv) greenhouse or garden windows; and
(xv) tubular daylighting devices; and
(b) curtain walls. 

1.2
This Standard specifies both measurement and calculation methods for establishing the following fenestration system properties for both residential and commercial applications: 

(a) overall coefficient of heat transfer (U-factor); 
(b) solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC); and 
(c) visible transmittance (VT). 

This Standard also specifies measurement methods for establishing the Temperature Index (I) for fenestration systems for both residential and commercial applications. 

1.3
1.3.1
This Standard specifies a method for determining an energy performance rating for vertical fenestration systems, under heating conditions, for use in low-rise residential applications. The Energy Rating (ER) includes factors for 
(a) solar heat gain; 
(b) heat loss by conduction, radiation, and convection; and 
(c) heat loss by air leakage. 

1.3.2
The ER allows for a comparison of different fenestration systems on the basis of their effect on the energy supplied annually by the heating system. The ER calculation assumes vertical installation in low-rise residential buildings and is based on average conditions for 

(a) incident solar radiation on fenestration systems facing the four cardinal compass directions (north, east, south, and west); and 
(b) representative climate zones in Canada. 

1.3.3
The ER should not be used to rate 
(a) any sloped glazing (residential or commercial); or 
(b) fenestration products that will be installed in commercial, industrial, or high-rise residential buildings. 

1.4
CSA A440.3 is a user guide to this Standard. It provides guidance on determining 

(a) a specific Energy Rating (ERS) for particular locations, orientations, and vertical fenestration system sizes; and 
(b) an ER for residential cooling (ERC). 

1.5
This Standard does not apply to 
(a) fixed glazing cast into precast concrete panels;
(b) overhead doors;
(c) revolving doors;
(d) doors intended for indoor use; and
(e) storm doors. 

Note: While these products have not been considered in the development of this Standard, simulation procedures given in the Standard may be used to evaluate the U-factor and the SHGC of these products. 

1.6
This Standard does not address the retention of thermal and optical properties and airtightness by fenestration systems over time and under conditions of use. 

1.7
In CSA Standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and "can" is used to express possibility or capability. 

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A440.3-14 - User guide to CSA A440.2-14, Fenestration energy performance

Scope
1.1
This Standard applies to 

(a) fenestration systems covered by AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, including

(i) vertically sliding windows;
(ii) horizontally sliding windows;
iii) dual-action windows;
(iv) casement windows, both fixed and operable;
(v) projecting (awning/hopper) windows;
(vi) fixed windows;
(vii) sidelites;
(viii) transom windows;
(ix) sliding glass doors;
(x) side-hinged doors;
(xi) dual-action side-hinged doors;
(xii) architectural terrace doors;
(xiii) unit skylights and roof windows;
(xiv) greenhouse or garden windows; and
(xv) tubular daylighting devices; and
(b) curtain walls. 

1.2
This Standard specifies both measurement and calculation methods for establishing the following fenestration system properties for both residential and commercial applications: 

(a) overall coefficient of heat transfer (U-factor); 
(b) solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC); and 
(c) visible transmittance (VT). 

This Standard also specifies measurement methods for establishing the Temperature Index (I) for fenestration systems for both residential and commercial applications. 

1.3

1.3.1
This Standard specifies a method for determining an energy performance rating for vertical fenestration systems, under heating conditions, for use in low-rise residential applications. The Energy Rating (ER) includes factors for 

(a) solar heat gain; 
(b) heat loss by conduction, radiation, and convection; and 
(c) heat loss by air leakage. 

1.3.2
The ER allows for a comparison of different fenestration systems on the basis of their effect on the energy supplied annually by the heating system. The ER calculation assumes vertical installation in low-rise residential buildings and is based on average conditions for 

(a) incident solar radiation on fenestration systems facing the four cardinal compass directions (north, east, south, and west); and 

(b) representative climate zones in Canada. 

1.3.3
The ER should not be used to rate 

(a) any sloped glazing (residential or commercial); or 

(b) fenestration products that will be installed in commercial, industrial, or high-rise residential buildings. 

1.4
CSA A440.3 is a user guide to this Standard. It provides guidance on determining 

(a) a specific Energy Rating (ERS) for particular locations, orientations, and vertical fenestration system sizes; and 

(b) an ER for residential cooling (ERC). 

1.5
This Standard does not apply to 

(a) fixed glazing cast into precast concrete panels; 
(b) overhead doors; 
(c) revolving doors; 
(d) doors intended for indoor use; and 
(e) storm doors. 

1.6
This Standard does not address the retention of thermal and optical properties and airtightness by fenestration systems over time and under conditions of use. 

1.7
In CSA Standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and "can" is used to express possibility or capability. 

 

Contact: larisa.logan@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 8, 2018
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A23.1   Scope

1.1 General

This Standard provides the requirements for materials and methods of construction for

a) cast-in-place concrete and concrete precast in the field; and

b) residential concrete used in the construction of buildings conforming to Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC).

1.2 Exclusions

This Standard does not specify the following:

a) requirements for the design of concrete structures, which are provided in CSA A23.3 and CAN/CSA -S6;

b) designs of specialty concrete products, which are described in separate CSA Group Standards;

c) test methods for concrete, which are provided in CSA A23.2;

d) design provisions governing the fire resistance of reinforced concrete structures, which are set out in the NBCC;

e) requirements for the plant production of precast concrete, which are provided in CAN/CSA -A23.4; and

f) use of proprietary materials or methods of construction.

Note: Proprietary materials or methods of construction may be permitted by the owner under a separate specification, provided that the quality of the resulting construction meets the minimum requirements of this Standard.

1.3 Precasting of concrete in the field

1.3.1

At the option of the owner, precasting of concrete in the field or in a plant (temporary or permanent) is governed by this Standard or by CSA A23.4, except as limited by Clauses 1.3.2, 1.3.3, and 1.3.4 of this Standard.

Note: Guidelines for such a choice are provided in CSA A23.4.

1.3.2

Precast products that may be produced in accordance with this Standard include conventionally reinforced elements of structures, such as tilt-up walls, stair flights, landings, balcony slabs, lintels, and sills. Products requiring prestressing or post-tensioning are produced in accordance with CSA A23.4.

Note: For references to tilt-up construction, see PCA PA163 and ACI 551R.

1.3.3

If tolerances equivalent to the requirements of CSA A23.4 are desired, then CSA A23.4 is specified for all precasting operations.

1.3.4

The requirements of CSA A23.4 are applicable to pretensioned concrete and precast concrete used in segmental construction.

1.4 Parking garages

For parking garages, the additional requirements of CSA S413 are applicable.

1.5 Supplementary specifications

In addition to the requirements of this Standard, the owner may elect to include supplementary specifications to address proprietary materials and methods of construction, or any other elements not dealt with in this Standard, in order to ensure that the desired quality level is maintained.

1.6 Terminology

In CSA Standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

A23.2   Scope

1.1 General

This Standard covers the principal test methods for hardened and freshly mixed concrete and for concrete materials, as specified in CSA A23.1 and CSA A23.4. The test methods are organized as follows:

a) aggregate test methods;

b) miscellaneous;

c) concrete test methods; and

d) dimensional (moulds).

1.2 Hazards

This Standard does not purport to address the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this Standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Note: Since many users provide individual copies of the test methods for use in the laboratory, the “Hazards” clause is repeated in each test method.

1.3 Dimensions

This Standard is presented in metric units in accordance with CAN/CSA-Z234.1.

Note: The ASTM Standards that are referenced herein are often based on the imperial system, with soft metric equivalents.

Where ASTM Standards are referenced, the appropriate metric units in the ASTM Standards should be used wherever possible.

When the ASTM Standards refer to other ASTM Standards for which there are equivalent CSA Standards, the latter Standards should be used to ensure a continuity in such things as sieve sizes, metric units, and other particular differences between the Standards.

1.4 Terminology

In CSA Standardsthis Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard; and “can” is used to express possibility or capability.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Contact: ken.phu@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 9, 2018
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Scope

1.1

This Standard covers Fibrocement Type 1 Class (3000) and Type 2 (Class 4000)) pipe and pipe fittings for installation in gravity-flow systems inside and outside of buildings, above and below grade.

1.2

This Standard includes specifications for material, dimensions, crushing strength, chemical resistance, and joint tightness.  Methods of marking to indicate compliance with these requirements are included.  Recommended installation practice is given in Appendix A.  Suitability of material composition is given in Appendix B.

1.3

This Standard is written in SI units.  Yard/pound values appearing in parentheses are for information only.

 

Contact: larisa.logan@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 22, 2018
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Scope

1.1     

This Standard addresses considerations for adapting wastewater treatment plants (existing, new, or retrofit/upgrade projects) to a changing climate by reviewing climate, regulatory, risk, design, construction, and operations and maintenance aspects.

1.2     

This Standard provides a user-friendly framework and tool for designers, engineers, and managers to use when designing, constructing, or operating/maintaining WWTPs.

Note: The intention is to provide guidance for extrapolating the use of the tool for other infrastructure projects to assess risk (related to climate change) and rank and prioritize actions to build-in resiliency, redundancy or contingency plans, without indiscriminate overdesign.

1.3   

This Standard provides guidance on climate change data sources and their usage in determining the impacts on wastewater treatment plants components.

1.4     

This Standard highlights climate change adaptation measures for building resilience and addressing high risk scenarios.

1.5     

This Standard applies to the wastewater treatment plant itself, its processes, and property. It does not apply to collection systems feeding into the plant or to disposal receivers.

1.6     

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.