The local building code official is responsible for approving construction materials and methods. Evaluating building products is a time-consuming process that requires vast technical expertise. Therefore, building departments and designers will usually rely on evaluation services that evaluate a product’s adherence with the building code. Evaluation services produce a report that can be used by building regulators, contractors, specifiers, architects, engineers, and anyone else with an interest in the building industry and construction. Evaluation services make these reports freely available to the public.
Based on the latest technical research and expertise, the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) offers a national evaluation service for all types of innovative construction materials, products, systems and services. The purpose of these evaluations is to demonstrate compliance with the National Building Code. CCMC has demonstrated Icynene®'s compliance with the National Building Code (12070-R). All current CCMC evaluations are posted on www.nrc.ca/irc/ccmc.