References and Standards

1.       STANDARDS ORGANIZATIONS – Referenced in the Manual

ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
100 Barr Harbor Drive
P.O. Box C700
West Conshohocken PA 19428-2959 USA
Tel: (610) 832-9500
Fax: (610) 832-9555
email: service@astm.org
website: www.astm.org

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
1140 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 705
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 452-7100
Website: www.steel.org

CGSB – Canadian General Standards Board
11 Laurier Street, Phase III, Place du Portage
Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
email: questions@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Website: www.tpsgc.pwgsc.gc.ca/onc-cgsb/index-eng.html

CSA – Canadian Standards Association
5060 Spectrum Way, Suite 100
Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 5N6, Canada
Tel: (416) 747-4044
Fax: (416) 747-2510
email: sales@csa.ca
website: www.csa.ca

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI, CDT)
110 South Union Street Suite 100 Alexandria VA 22314
Tel: (703)706-4723
Fax: (703)236-6047
website: www.csinet.org

NBC – National Building Code of Canada
National Research Council Canada Institute for Research in Construction
Building M-23A, 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, On K1A 0R6
Tel: (613) 993-9960
Fax: (613) 952-4040
Email: codes@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Website: www.nationalcodes.ca/eng/nbc/index.shtml

ULC – Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada
7 Underwriters Road
Toronto, On, M1R 3A9
Tel: 1(866) 937-3852
Fax: 1(416) 757-8727
email: customerservice@ulc.ca
Website: www.ul.com/canada/eng/pages/

UL Underwriters Labaoratory
2600 N.W. Lake Rd.
Camas, WA 98607-8542
Tel: 1.877.UL.HELPS (1.877.854.3577)
Fax: 1.360.817.6278
E-mail: cec.us@us.ul.com

WH – Warnock Hersey
Intertek Testing Services
Tel: 1(800) 967-5352
Fax: (607) 758-9608
Website: www.intertek.com/marks/wh/


The following reference sources were used in the compilation of this manual and such use is hereby acknowledged. These references provide an excellent source of detailed information which can be utilized by the Design Authority.

CSSBI (Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute)

  • CSSBI S5 Guide Specifications for Wind Bearing Steel Studs
  • CSSBI S6 Guide Specifications for Lightweight Steel Framing
  • Lightweight Steel Framing Design ManualSSMA (Steel Stud Manufacturers Association)
  • SSMA Product Technical Information Manual

GA (Gypsum Association)

  • Fire Resistance Design Manual GA-600
  • Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board GA-216
  • Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish
  • Other design data, procedures, and specifications published by the Gypsum Association and referenced in the Standards Manual
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI, CDT)
  • Master Format 2010

NRC/IRC (National Research Council of Canada – Institute for Research in Construction)

  • Canadian Building Digest Bulletins
  • IRC Technical Bulletins
  • Canadian Construction Materials Center – Registry of Product Evaluations

PCI (Precast Concrete Institute)

  • Recommended Practise for Glass Fiber
  • Reinforced Concrete Panels
  • Guide Specification Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) Panels

EIMA (EIFS Industry Members Association)

  • Guideline Specification for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems – Class PB.

BCWCA (British Columbia Wall and Ceiling Association

  • Stucco Resource Guide
  • Guidelines for Gypsum Wall Board Application and Finishing

NWCB (Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau)

  • Recommended Levels for Finishing of Gypsum Board


Association of Wall and Ceiling Contractors
#112 – 18663 52nd Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V3S 8E5
Tel: (604) 575-0511
Fax: (604) 575-0544
Email: info@awccbc.org

Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute
652 Bishop St. N., Unit 2A
Cambridge, ON N3H 4V6
Tel: (519) 650-1285
Fax: (519) 650-8081
Website: www.cssbi.ca

EIFS Members Association
513 West Broad Street Suite 210
Falls Church Va. 22046-3257 USA
Tel: 1(800) 294-3462

British Columbia Wall and Ceiling Association
#112 – 18663 52nd Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V3S 8E5
Tel: (604) 575-0511
Fax: (604) 575-0544
Website: www.bcwca.org

Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau
2825 Eastlake Ave E Suite 350
Seattle, WA 98102
Tel: (206) 524-4243
Fax: (206) 524-4136
email: info@nwcb.org
Website: www.nwcb.org

Steel Stud Manufacturers’ Association(SSMA)
Chicago, Illinois 60601-2106
Tel: (312) 224-2570
Website: www.ssma.com



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