Codes & Standards
Building Codes and Standards

Concrete Design and Material Standards

CSA Concrete Design Standards

  • CSA A23.3 - Design of concrete structures
  • CSA S413 - Design of parking structures
  • CSA S6 - Canadian highway bridge design code
  • CSA S806 - Design and Construction of Building Components with Fibre-Reinforced Polymers
  • CSA S16 - Limit states design of steel structures (precast connections)

CSA Concrete Material and Construction Standards

  • CSA 23.4 - Precast concrete – Materials and construction
  • CSA A23.1 - Concrete materials and methods of concrete construction
  • CSA A23.2 - Methods of test and standard practices for concrete
  • CSA A3000-Series - Cementitious materials compendium

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Quality Control Standards

  • Manual for Quality Control for Plants and Production of Precast and Prestressed Concrete Products – MNL-116
  • Manual for Quality Control for Plants and Production of Architectural Precast Concrete Products – MNL-117

National Building Code of Canada Requirements for Precast Certification

National Building Code of Canada (2005) – Division B:
Clause - Buildings and their structural members made of plain, reinforced and prestressed concrete shall conform to CSA A23.3, Design of Concrete Structures.

Clause A- - Precast Concrete- CSA A23.3, Design of Concrete Structures, requires precast concrete members to conform to CAN/CSA-A23.4, Precast Concrete – Materials and Construction

CSA A23.3 – Design of concrete structures:
CSA-A23.3-14 - Clause 16.2.1 – All precast concrete elements covered by this standard shall be manufactured and erected in accordance with CSA A23.4.

CSA A23.4 – Precast concrete – Materials and construction:
CSA-A23.4-16 - Clause 4.2 Prequalification – Precast concrete elements produced and installed in accordance with this Standard shall be produced by prequalified manufacturers.

"It is a requirement of the National Building Code, Provincial Building Codes and CSA Standards that products and systems are required to be certified in accordance with CSA standards, but not that they be certified by CSA."

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