Construction and Engineering

Origin: CSA
Close date: Aug 27, 2018
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Scope

1.1

This Standard provides the requirements for the certification of companies engaged in the fusion welding of steel and the qualification of their personnel and welding procedures.

Note: This Standard is not intended for applications governed by codes such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and codes of the American Petroleum Institute (API).

1.2

The requirements of this Standard are based on the principle that a certified company has full responsibility for the quality of the welded product it produces and this responsibility cannot be transferred to its employed or retained personnel or to the administrator of this Standard.

1.3

This Standard governs the certification of companies. Certification pertains to the capability of the company with respect to welding. Certification should not be construed as approving any products or services of the certified company.

1.4

This Standard stipulates requirements for

(a)   welding engineers;

(b)   welding supervisors;

(c)   tack welders, welders, and welding operators; and

(d)   documentation.

1.5
The qualification requirements for tack welders, welders, and welding operators specified in this Standard are intended to demonstrate an individual’s basic welding skills and to provide a means of verifying that individual’s continuing ability in the fusion welding of steel.

1.6

Provisions for recognition of personnel qualified under other jurisdictions are included in this Standard.

1.7

For welding of stainless steel, the provisions of  Annex K of this standard shall be used for the qualification of welding procedures and personnel.

1.8

This Standard does not address the safety issues associated with welding and welding practices.

Note: CAN/CSA-W117.2 addresses safety in welding and should be followed, in addition to any applicable workplace health and safety legislation in effect. 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.

1.9  

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; “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.

1.10

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

Origin: CSA
Close date: Sep 17, 2018
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Scope

1.1
This Standard covers the manufacturing process requirements of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars or bars that are part of a grid for use in non-pre stressed internal reinforcement of concrete components of structures (e.g., bridges, buildings, and marine structures).

1.2
This Standard covers FRPs comprised of (a) glass, carbon, or aramid fibres; and (b) isophthalic polyester, vinylester, or epoxy resins.

1.3
This Standard covers FRP bars having nominally circular or square cross-section.

1.4
This Standard does not include FRP bars made of more than one type of fibre.

1.5
In this Standard, FRPs are classified on the basis of their fibres, strength, stiffness, and durability.

1.6
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.

Origin: CSA
Close date: Sep 20, 2018
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Scope

1.1  

This Standard covers vacuum waste-collection systems intended to extract and transport water, condensate from refrigerators, sanitary waste, greywater, or grease and specifies requirements for materials, construction, performance testing, and markings.

1.2  

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; “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.

1.3  

The values stated in either SI (metric) or inch/pound units are to be regarded as the standard. SI units are the units of record in Canada.

In this Standard, the inch/pound units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each measurement system are equivalent in application; however, each system is to be used independently. Combining values from the two measurement systems can result in non-conformance with this Standard.

All references to gallons are to U.S. gallons.

 

Origin: CSA
Close date: Sep 27, 2018
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Scope 

1.1 General

This Standard provides rules and requirements for the design, fabrication, and erection of a broad range of steel structures based on limit states design approach. The term “steel structures” refers to structural members and frames that consist primarily of structural steel components, including structural steel acting compositely with concrete, and detail parts, welds, bolts, or other fasteners required in fabrication and erection. This Standard also applies to structural steel components in structures framed in other materials. The clauses related to fabrication and erection serve to show that design is inextricably a part of the design-fabrication-erection sequence and cannot be considered in isolation. For matters concerning standard practice pertinent to the fabrication and erection of structural steel not covered in this Standard, see Annex A.

1.2 Requirements

Requirements for steel structures such as bridges, antenna towers, offshore structures, and cold-formed steel structural members are given in other CSA Standards.

1.3 Application

This Standard sets out minimum requirements and is expected to be used only by engineers competent in the design of steel structures. It applies unconditionally to steel structures, except that supplementary rules or requirements might be necessary for

a) unusual types of construction;

b) mixed systems of construction;

c) steel structures that

i) have great height or spans;

ii) are required to be movable or be readily dismantled;

iii) are exposed to severe environmental conditions;

iv) are exposed to severe loads such as those resulting from vehicle impact or explosion;

v) are required to satisfy aesthetic, architectural, or other requirements of a non-structural nature;

vi) employ materials or products not listed in Clause 5; or

vii) have other special features that could affect the design, fabrication, or erection;

 

d) tanks, stacks, other platework structures, poles, and piling; and

e) crane-supporting structures

 

1.4 Other standards

The use of other standards for the design, fabrication, erection, and/or inspection of members or parts of steel structures is neither warranted nor acceptable except where specifically directed in this Standard. The design formulas provided in this Standard may be supplemented by a rational design based on theory, analysis, and engineering practice acceptable to the regulatory authority, provided that nominal margins (or factors) of safety are at least equal to those intended in the provisions of this Standard. The substitution of other standards or criteria for fabrication, erection, and/or inspection is expressly prohibited unless specifically directed in this Standard.

1.5 Terminology

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
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 3, 2018
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Scope

1.1

This Standard provides criteria and requirements for design of a durable building and building elements, and includes provisions for a quality management program for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, repair and renovation of the building and its building elements.  

1.2

This standard applies to the building including its members and their connections, and to a building element where the building and the building element are required to resist loads from the structure environment and their effects, and

are exposed to exterior space or the ground; or

separate interior space from exterior space or separate interior space from the ground; or

separate environmentally dissimilar interior spaces. 

1.3

The Standard includes:

definitions for performance, failure, service life, and other concepts related to building durability;

the basic durability requirement for the design of a new, or the repair or renovation of an existing building and building elements;

compliance criteria for the design for durability of a building and building elements, including requirements for design service life and predicted service life;

compliance criteria for construction processes that affect durability;

compliance criteria for quality management, and for an operation, maintenance and inspection program;

for existing buildings, requirements for investigation of degradation of a building and building elements, assessment, repair and maintenance; and

guidance on the use of this standard, on selecting a design service life for a building and building elements, on determining a predicted service life, on assessment of structure environments, and on degradation mechanisms.

1.4

This standard is intended to be used throughout all stages of the building life cycle. This standard is intended to be used by designers from design conception to building handover. This standard is intended to be used by building owners particularly after building handover and for operation and maintenance in conjunction with the designer, and for repair and renovation.  

Notes:

Designers should consult with the building owner from design conception to building handover.

The nature of the contract between the designer and the owner might affect the responsibilities for implementing this Standard after building handover, however, the intent is to ensure seamless transition and cooperation and communication between the designer and the owner throughout all stages of the building life cycle to ensure durability and reliability.

1.5

The durability of mechanical systems, electrical systems, and services in buildings is not within the scope of this Standard.   The durability of building finishes, except those providing a performance control function is not within the scope of this Standard.

Notes:

While not addressed specifically, it is recognized that design for durability of a building and building elements, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and services should be included in an integrated design.

The loads on a building and the building elements that result from the operation of the systems and services should be considered along with the structure environment and structural loads.