Building Products Listing Program
- Superform Products, Ltd.
- Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
- Box 2696, 1065 Willow Road, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
- July 25, 2012
- April 28, 2014
ASTM E2634 “Standard Specification for Flat Wall Insulating Concrete Form
CAN/ULC S717.1 “Standard for Flat Wall Insulating Concrete Form (ICF)
CAN/ULC S701 “Thermal Insulation, Polystyrene, Boards and Pipe Covering”.
CAN/ULC S102.2 “Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics
of Flooring, Floor Coverings, and Miscellaneous Materials and Assemblies”.
ASTM C578 “Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal
ASTM E84 – “Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of
UBC 26-3 “Room Fire Test Standard For Interior of Foam Plastic Systems”.
CAN/ULC-S101 “Standard Methods of Fire Endurance Tests of Building
Construction and Materials”.
ASTM E119-12a / ANSI / UL 263 “Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of
Building Construction and Materials”.
Superform Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
- Product is marked with labels supplied by Superform Products, Ltd. The label includes the manufacturer’s name, trademark, or other recognized symbol of identification, the product model designation, month and year of manufacture or equivalent, QAI logo with the ‘US’ and “C” identifier, and CAN/ULC S701 Type 2, ASTM C578 Type II, ASTM E84 FSI and SDI Rating, and CAN/ULC S102.2 FSI and SDI Rating. Labels are applied to palletized finished products to ensure visibility on the jobsite.
The following outlines Superform ICF test results determined in accordance with
the noted standards.
Superform ICF Lateral Shear Fastener Resistance Ratings
FASTENER ALLOWABLE WITHDRAWAL ALLOWABLE LATERAL
lbs kg lbs kg #6 1-1/4 inch
52 24 115 52 #10 1 ¼ inch
48 22 125 57 #14 1 ¼ inch
57 26 135 61 16 Gauge ½
inch Crown 1 ½
8.5 4 12 5.5
Superform ICF Type 2 Specifications per CAN/ULC S701
PROPERTY SUPERFORM SPECIFICATION Thermal Resistance
m2*oC/W at 25 mm Thickness
Minimum 0.70 Water Vapour Permeance
Ng/Pa*s*m2 at 25 mm Thickness
Maximum 200 Dimensional Stability
% Linear Change
Maximum 1.5 Flexural Strength
Minimum 240 Water Absorption
Maximum 4.0 Compressive Strength
kPa at 10% Deformation
Minimum 110 Limiting Oxygen Index
Superform ICF Type II Specifications per ASTM C578
PROPERTY SUPERFORM SPECIFICATION Compressive Resistance
psi at Yield or 10% Deformation
Minimum 15.0 Thermal Resistance
F*ft2*h/Btu at 1.00 Inch Thickness
Minimum 4.0 Flexural Strength
Minimum 35.0 Water Vapor Permeance
Perms at 1.00 Inch Thickness
Maximum 3.5 Water Absorption
Maximum 3.0 Dimensional Stability
% Change Dimensions
Maximum 2.0 Oxygen Index
Minimum 24.0 Density
Superform ICF Surface Burning Characteristics per CAN/ULC S102.2
22 – 29
≤ 210 ≥ 500
Superform ICF Surface Burning Characteristics per ASTM E841
1.35 – 1.80
≤ 75 ≤ 450
1Ceiling Measurement Only. This measurement is conducted through
determination of flame spread index and smoke developed index with the removal of any contribution of molten materials ignited on the floor of the tunnel assembly.
Superform UBC 26-3 Configuration
Meets requirements with ½ inch thickness gypsum fastened with 1 ¼ inch length
standard drywall screws at 12 inch on center spacing in the field, and 6 inch on
center spacing around the perimeter. Fasteners must be anchored into Superform
ICF web ties.
QAI Design Listing B1051-1 Superform Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) –
CAN/ULC S101 / ASTM E119
4 Hour Load Bearing Fire-Resistance-Rated Wall Assembly1
No. COMPONENT DESCRIPTION 1 Interior Sheathing
Any approved thermal barrier for the protection of foam plastic insulation, per the applicable building code can be used.
Superform ICF component 70 mm (2 ¾) inch thickness Type 2 (CAN/ULC S701) / Type II (ASTM C578) QAI certified expanded polystyrene thermal insulation.
Superform ICF EPS panels have interlocking teeth to allow stacking onsite to create the forming wall.
3 Web Ties Superform polypropylene web tie component, spaced at 153 mm (6 inches) on center spacing through Superform ICF. Web ties can be stacked or staggered vertically during installation (staggered web tie system
4 Concrete Core Minimum 165 mm (6.5 inches) thickness concrete core or greater, of minimum 21 MPa (3,000 psI) compressive strength. Steel reinforcing, while not shown, is approved for use. Rebar addition is to be designed and approved by a registered design professional, or authority having jurisdiction in accordance with the applicable code requirements. 5 Exterior Cladding
Exterior claddings are approved for use with the Superform 4 hour load bearing fire-rated-resistant wall assembly without negatively impacting the fire rating. These exterior claddings include: brick veneer, stucco, fire rated exterior insulating finish systems where no additional EPS is added, cultured stone, aluminum and steel products. All exterior claddings are to be installed with the applicable building code, and the manufacturer’s approved installation instructions.
Note 1: The allowable load for Superform ICF 4 Hour Load Bearing Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction is to be determined by a registered design professional, or authority having jurisdiction in accordance with the applicable codes.
Final acceptance of the product in the intended application is to be determined by the authority having jurisdiction.
Product is to be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s published installation instructions by qualified installing personnel.
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