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MCA Guide Specs Cover IMPs And National Building Code Of Canada 2015 Edition

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has released a pair of guide specifications based on criteria applicable to IMPs captured within the International Building Code or IBC. The newly available papers are designed to aid designers working with Insulated Metal Panels (IMP) to help them meet the provisions of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2015 edition as well as project specifications, notes and other contract documents.

An IMP is a roof or wall cladding element consisting of two metal skins surrounding an insulating core. IMPs are designed to provide a weather-resistant vapor retarding thermal barrier suitable for use in commercial construction. The paper includes two sections, one for IMP walls, and another for roofs, each detailing design requirements, performance requirements, approved manufacturers, installation, and more. Going forward, they will be used as base documents for MCA’s educational efforts as well.

“These documents are further representation of MCA’s strong commitment to safety standards in the metal construction industry. These papers are an excellent resource for designers in Canada and throughout the United States,” says Andy Williams, MCA’s director of codes and standards. “If you’re working with IMP, you should absolutely read this.”

The specifications can be downloaded here.

About The Metal Construction Association

MCA NLThe Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology, and education. Companies involved in MCA benefit tremendously from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. MCA’s market development efforts increase the use of metal in construction by educating the building and design communities about the benefits of metal. For more information about MCA, visit

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