Construction and Engineering

Origin: CSA
Close date: Dec 24, 2018
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Scope

1.1

This Standard provides a means of determining a concrete laboratory’s capability to test concrete and related materials. It also provides minimum qualification requirements for personnel who test concrete.

1.2

This Standard addresses

a)   the requirements for laboratory certification; and

b)   the administration of these requirements.

1.3  

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.

Origin: CSA
Close date: Jan 11, 2019
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This is the fourth edition of the CSA Z240 MH Series of Standards, Manufactured homes. It supersedes the previous edition, published in 2009, and in 1992 and 1986 under the title Mobile Homes.

Significant changes since the previous edition include the following:

a) In CSA Z240.0.1, General requirements for manufactured homes:

i) transfer of technical requirements that reference codes to CSA Z240.2.1;
ii) deletion of provisions duplicating requirements in CSA Z240.2.1; and
iii) reference to CSA A277 for marking and installation instructions.

b) In CSA Z240.2.1, Structural requirements for manufactured homes:

i) revision of title to recognize the scope of the standard;
ii) elimination of unnecessary duplication and some further alignment with the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC), through a general reference to the NBC and retention of specific provisions as necessary to address issues particular to manufactured homes; and
iii) updating and addition of requirements to improve the energy efficiency of manufactured homes.

c) In CSA Z240.4.1, Installation requirements for gas- and oil-burning appliances in manufactured homes:

i) expansion of scope to include requirements for oil-burning appliances to avoid duplication of many provisions; and
ii) retention of provisions only as necessary to address issues particular to manufactured homes.

d) In CSA Z240.5.1, Installation requirements for oil-burning appliances in manufactured homes:

i) withdrawal; and
ii) provisions necessary to address issues particular to manufactured homes moved to CSA Z240.4.1.

e) In CSA Z240.9.1, Load calculation and duct design requirements for heating and cooling of manufactured homes:

i) withdrawal; and
ii) provisions necessary to address issues particular to manufactured homes moved to CSA Z240.2.1.
 

Origin: CSA
Close date: Jan 20, 2019
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Scope

1.1 General

This Standard covers bird-friendly building design in both new construction and existing buildings.  It establishes performance measures for glazing for overall building and site design.  This Standard aims to reduce bird collisions with buildings.  Performance requirements are used in this when possible, and prescriptive requirements are used when necessary.  When innovative products are used a test report shall be issued. Certification procedures are not part of this Standard.

This Standard considers design aspects of glazes, buildings, and sites from the point of view of bird strikes only.  Other standards and codes make recommendations regarding energy efficiency, building occupant comfort, glazing safety, light spill, etc., which are not specifically addressed here.

1.2 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.

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Origin: CSA
Close date: Feb 10, 2019
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Scope:

This performance Standard includes requirements for:

(a) the determination of physical properties;

(b) non-reinforced circular concrete pipe and accessories;

(c) reinforced circular concrete pipe and accessories;

(d) circular precast concrete pipe, manhole (maintenance hole) sections and accessories; and

(d) precast reinforced circular concrete manhole (maintenance hole) sections, including base sections, riser sections, catch basins, and appurtenances such as grade rings, tops, and special sections.