ASTM D7672 - 13

    Standard Specification for Evaluating Structural Capacities of Rim Board Products and Assemblies

    Active Standard ASTM D7672 | Developed by Subcommittee: D07.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.10


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification provides procedures for testing and establishing the structural capacities of proprietary rim board products and assemblies for use in light-frame wood construction using I-joist or structural composite lumber joist framing. This specification does not apply to commodity rim board products.

    1.2 This specification was developed in light of currently manufactured panel, structural composite lumber, and pre-fabricated I-joist rim board products as defined in 3.2. Materials that do not conform to the definitions of 3.2 are beyond the scope of this specification.

    1.3 Fire safety, sound transmission, building envelope performance, and cutting/notching attributes of rim board products and assemblies fall outside the scope of this specification.

    1.4 This specification primarily considers end use in dry service conditions, such as most protected framing members, where the equilibrium moisture content for solid-sawn lumber is less than 16 %.

    1.5 This specification provides methods to establish “allowable stress” design resistances for use with the National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS). Derivation of design resistances from the test data in accordance with “load and resistance factor design” or “limit states design” are beyond the scope of this specification.

    1.6 Quality control requirements are outside the scope of this Specification.

    1.7 The performance of a rim board product will be affected by the constituent wood species, geometry, adhesive, and production parameters. Therefore, rim board products produced by each individual manufacturer shall be evaluated to determine their product properties, regardless of the similarity in characteristics to products produced by other manufacturers.

    1.8 Where a manufacturer produces product in more than one facility, each production facility shall be evaluated independently. For additional production facilities, any revisions to the full qualification program in accordance with this specification shall be approved by an accredited, independent qualifying agency.

    1.9 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.10 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Other Standards

    ANSI/APAPRR-410 Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood Rim Boards

    ANSI/ASMEStandardB18

    ICC-ESAC124 ICC Evaluation Service Acceptance Criteria for Rim Board Products

    NDS ANSI/AF&PA National Design Specification for Wood Construction

    PS-1 U.S. Product Standard, Structural Plywood

    PS-2 U.S. Product Standard, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural Use Panels

    ASTM Standards

    D9 Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products

    D198 Test Methods of Static Tests of Lumber in Structural Sizes

    D1037 Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

    D2395 Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Wood and Wood-Based Materials

    D2915 Practice for Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products

    D4442 Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials

    D4761 Test Methods for Mechanical Properties of Lumber and Wood-Base Structural Material

    D5055 Specification for Establishing and Monitoring Structural Capacities of Prefabricated Wood I-Joists

    D5456 Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products

    D7033 Practice for Establishing Design Capacities for Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels

    F1667 Specification for Driven Fasteners: Nails, Spikes, and Staples


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 79.060.01 (Wood-based panels in general); 91.080.20 (Timber structures)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11122001(Plywood)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7672-13

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