Version 5.3 Build 01

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.3 Build 0112:

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.3, Build 0112, released in March 2019:

General Changes

  1. Extra Materials not loading: With the release of v5.3, the two separate databases for our Pavement and Buildings tools were consolidated which resulted in some materials getting new IDs. When loading a pre-v5.3 release project file that has one or more Extra Material Assemblies, some of the materials with new IDs were not getting resolved properly to their new IDs.

    Additionally, if Legacy Mateiral IDs were not resolved properly to their new IDs and the new IDs were subsequently replaced by new materials, the replacement would not be successful.

    The following list is a complete list of Materials that are available to the IE for Buildings and were given new IDs when the two databases were consolidated:

    Old Id Old Name New Id New Name Replacement Id Replacement Name Replaced in Version
    280 1/2" Glass Mat Gypsum Panel 424 1/2" Glass Mat Gypsum Panel 0
    285 10" Lightweight Concrete Block 429 10" Lightweight Concrete Block 0
    238 10" Normal Weight Concrete Block 390 10" Normal Weight Concrete Block 0
    286 12" Lightweight Concrete Block 430 12" Lightweight Concrete Block 0
    239 12" Normal Weight Concrete Block 391 12" Normal Weight Concrete Block 0
    135 2" Insulated Metal Panel 311 2" Insulated Metal Panel 0
    234 2" Insulated Metal Panel without Metal Facing 386 2" Insulated Metal Panel without Metal Facing 0
    236 3" Insulated Metal Panel 388 3" Insulated Metal Panel 0
    235 3" Insulated Metal Panel without Metal Facing 387 3" Insulated Metal Panel without Metal Facing 0
    282 4" Lightweight Concrete Block 426 4" Lightweight Concrete Block 0
    281 5/8" Glass Mat Gypsum Panel 425 5/8" Glass Mat Gypsum Panel 0
    283 6" Lightweight Concrete Block 427 6" Lightweight Concrete Block 0
    237 6" Normal Weight Concrete Block 389 6" Normal Weight Concrete Block 0
    284 8" Lightweight Concrete Block 428 8" Lightweight Concrete Block 0
    173 Air-Cooled Blast-Furnace Slag - Crushed 164 Air-Cooled Blast-Furnace Slag - Crushed 166 Slag Cement 5.1.0101
    174 Air-Cooled Blast-Furnace Slag - Not Crushed 165 Air-Cooled Blast-Furnace Slag - Not Crushed 166 Slag Cement 5.1.0101
    83 Aluminum 83 Aluminum 393 Aluminum Extrusion 5.2.0103
    244 Aluminum Casting 396 Aluminum Casting 0
    165 Aluminum Clad Wood Window Frame 341 Aluminum Clad Wood Window Frame 0
    245 Aluminum Clean Scrap Recycling Process 397 Aluminum Clean Scrap Recycling Process 0
    243 Aluminum Cold Rolled Sheet 395 Aluminum Cold Rolled Sheet 0
    241 Aluminum Extrusion 393 Aluminum Extrusion 0
    242 Aluminum Hot Rolled Sheet 394 Aluminum Hot Rolled Sheet 0
    257 Aluminum Primary Minus Secondary Ingot Process 403 Aluminum Primary Minus Secondary Ingot Process 0
    246 Aluminum Secondary Ingot Recycling Process 398 Aluminum Secondary Ingot Recycling Process 0
    247 Aluminum Window Frame Constituents 399 Aluminum Window Frame Constituents 0
    172 Bitumen 128 Bitumen 0
    216 Bolts, Fasteners, Clips 369 Bolts, Fasteners, Clips 0
    217 CLT Fabrication Process 370 CLT Fabrication Process 0
    183 Coarse Aggregate Crushed Stone 202 Coarse Aggregate Crushed Stone 0
    182 Coarse Aggregate Natural 201 Coarse Aggregate Natural 0
    5 Concrete 15 MPa (flyash 25%) 5 Concrete 15 MPa (flyash 25%) 291 Concrete Benchmark USA 2500 psi 5.1.0101
    9 Concrete 15 MPa (flyash 35%) 9 Concrete 15 MPa (flyash 35%) 291 Concrete Benchmark USA 2500 psi 5.1.0101
    13 Concrete 15 MPa (flyash 50%) 13 Concrete 15 MPa (flyash 50%) 291 Concrete Benchmark USA 2500 psi 5.1.0101
    1 Concrete 15 MPa (flyash av) 1 Concrete 15 MPa (flyash av) 291 Concrete Benchmark USA 2500 psi 5.1.0101
    6 Concrete 20 MPa (flyash 25%) 6 Concrete 20 MPa (flyash 25%) 292 Concrete Benchmark USA 3000 psi 5.1.0101
    10 Concrete 20 MPa (flyash 35%) 10 Concrete 20 MPa (flyash 35%) 292 Concrete Benchmark USA 3000 psi 5.1.0101
    14 Concrete 20 MPa (flyash 50%) 14 Concrete 20 MPa (flyash 50%) 292 Concrete Benchmark USA 3000 psi 5.1.0101
    2 Concrete 20 MPa (flyash av) 2 Concrete 20 MPa (flyash av) 292 Concrete Benchmark USA 3000 psi 5.1.0101
    7 Concrete 30 MPa (flyash 25%) 7 Concrete 30 MPa (flyash 25%) 293 Concrete Benchmark USA 4000 psi 5.1.0101
    11 Concrete 30 MPa (flyash 35%) 11 Concrete 30 MPa (flyash 35%) 293 Concrete Benchmark USA 4000 psi 5.1.0101
    15 Concrete 30 MPa (flyash 50%) 15 Concrete 30 MPa (flyash 50%) 293 Concrete Benchmark USA 4000 psi 5.1.0101
    3 Concrete 30 MPa (flyash av) 3 Concrete 30 MPa (flyash av) 293 Concrete Benchmark USA 4000 psi 5.1.0101
    8 Concrete 60 MPa (flyash 25%) 8 Concrete 60 MPa (flyash 25%) 296 Concrete Benchmark USA 8000 psi 5.1.0101
    12 Concrete 60 MPa (flyash 35%) 12 Concrete 60 MPa (flyash 35%) 296 Concrete Benchmark USA 8000 psi 5.1.0101
    16 Concrete 60 MPa (flyash 50%) 16 Concrete 60 MPa (flyash 50%) 296 Concrete Benchmark USA 8000 psi 5.1.0101
    4 Concrete 60 MPa (flyash av) 4 Concrete 60 MPa (flyash av) 296 Concrete Benchmark USA 8000 psi 5.1.0101
    248 Concrete Benchmark 2500 psi 291 Concrete Benchmark USA 2500 psi 0
    249 Concrete Benchmark 3000 psi 292 Concrete Benchmark USA 3000 psi 0
    250 Concrete Benchmark 4000 psi 293 Concrete Benchmark USA 4000 psi 0
    251 Concrete Benchmark 5000 psi 294 Concrete Benchmark USA 5000 psi 0
    252 Concrete Benchmark 6000 psi 295 Concrete Benchmark USA 6000 psi 0
    253 Concrete Benchmark 8000 psi 296 Concrete Benchmark USA 8000 psi 0
    218 Cross Laminated Timber 371 Cross Laminated Timber 0
    215 Crushed Recycled Concrete 368 Crushed Recycled Concrete 0
    163 Double Glazed Soft Coated Air 339 Double Glazed Soft Coated Air 0
    260 DuroFleece© PVC membrane 50 mil 406 DuroFleece© PVC membrane 50 mil 0
    261 DuroFleece© PVC membrane 60 mil 407 DuroFleece© PVC membrane 60 mil 0
    262 DuroFleece© PVC membrane 80 mil 408 DuroFleece© PVC membrane 80 mil 0
    258 DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 50 mil 404 DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 50 mil 0
    259 DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 60 mil 405 DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 60 mil 0
    254 DuroLast© white PVC membrane 40 mil 400 DuroLast© white PVC membrane 40 mil 0
    255 DuroLast© white PVC membrane 50 mil 401 DuroLast© white PVC membrane 50 mil 0
    256 DuroLast© white PVC membrane 60 mil 402 DuroLast© white PVC membrane 60 mil 0
    263 DuroTuff© PVC membrane 50 mil 409 DuroTuff© PVC membrane 50 mil 0
    264 DuroTuff© PVC membrane 60 mil 410 DuroTuff© PVC membrane 60 mil 0
    265 DuroTuff© PVC membrane 80 mil 411 DuroTuff© PVC membrane 80 mil 0
    191 Emulsified Asphalt Primer Coat 256 Emulsified Asphalt Primer Coat 0
    190 Emulsified Asphalt Tack Coat 255 Emulsified Asphalt Tack Coat 0
    141 FG Batt R20 317 FG Batt R20 0
    142 FG Batt R30 318 FG Batt R30 0
    143 FG Batt R40 319 FG Batt R40 0
    144 FG Batt R50 320 FG Batt R50 0
    150 FG LF Cavity Fill R15 326 FG LF Cavity Fill R15 0
    151 FG LF Cavity Fill R22 327 FG LF Cavity Fill R22 0
    152 FG LF Cavity Fill R30 328 FG LF Cavity Fill R30 0
    153 FG LF Cavity Fill R38 329 FG LF Cavity Fill R38 0
    145 FG LF Open Blow R13-20 321 FG LF Open Blow R13-20 0
    146 FG LF Open Blow R21-30 322 FG LF Open Blow R21-30 0
    147 FG LF Open Blow R31-40 323 FG LF Open Blow R31-40 0
    148 FG LF Open Blow R41-50 324 FG LF Open Blow R41-50 0
    149 FG LF Open Blow R51-60 325 FG LF Open Blow R51-60 0
    138 Fibreglass Batt 314 Fibreglass Batt 0
    139 Fibreglass Loose Fill 315 Fibreglass Loose Fill 0
    158 Fibreglass Window Frame 334 Fibreglass Window Frame 0
    180 Fine Aggregate Crushed Stone 199 Fine Aggregate Crushed Stone 0
    179 Fine Aggregate Natural 198 Fine Aggregate Natural 0
    189 Fly Ash 208 Fly Ash 0
    137 Foil Facer 313 Foil Facer 0
    221 GAF Everguard© Extreme white TPO membrane 60 mil 374 GAF Everguard© Extreme white TPO membrane 60 mil 0
    222 GAF Everguard© Extreme white TPO membrane 70 mil 375 GAF Everguard© Extreme white TPO membrane 70 mil 0
    223 GAF Everguard© Extreme white TPO membrane 80 mil 376 GAF Everguard© Extreme white TPO membrane 80 mil 0
    219 GAF Everguard© white TPO membrane 60 mil 372 GAF Everguard© white TPO membrane 60 mil 0
    220 GAF Everguard© white TPO membrane 80 mil 373 GAF Everguard© white TPO membrane 80 mil 0
    205 Galvanized Decking Fabrication Process 358 Galvanized Decking Fabrication Process 0
    206 Galvanized Studs Fabrication Process 359 Galvanized Studs Fabrication Process 0
    136 Glass Facer 312 Glass Facer 0
    176 Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag 167 Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag 166 Slag Cement 5.1.0101
    177 Granulated Nickel Slag 189 Granulated Nickel Slag 166 Slag Cement 5.1.0101
    178 Granulated Steel Slag 196 Granulated Steel Slag 166 Slag Cement 5.1.0101
    197 HSS Fabrication Process 350 HSS Fabrication Process 0
    185 Hydrated Lime 204 Hydrated Lime 0
    39 Large Dimension Softwood Lumber, Green 39 Large Dimension Softwood Lumber, Green 40 Large Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried 4.5.0101
    278 Lightweight Aggregate Manufactured 302 Lightweight Aggregate Manufactured 0
    279 Lightweight Aggregate Natural 303 Lightweight Aggregate Natural 0
    132 MBS Metal Roof Cladding - Commercial (24 Ga.) 308 MBS Metal Roof Cladding - Commercial (24 Ga.) 0
    167 MBS Metal Roof Cladding - Commercial (26 Ga.) 342 MBS Metal Roof Cladding - Commercial (26 Ga.) 0
    210 MBS Metal Roof Cladding Fabrication Process 363 MBS Metal Roof Cladding Fabrication Process 0
    214 MBS Metal Roof Cladding SFSP 367 MBS Metal Roof Cladding SFSP 0
    133 MBS Metal Wall Cladding - Commercial (24 Ga.) 309 MBS Metal Wall Cladding - Commercial (24 Ga.) 0
    168 MBS Metal Wall Cladding - Commercial (26 Ga.) 343 MBS Metal Wall Cladding - Commercial (26 Ga.) 0
    209 MBS Metal Wall Cladding Fabrication Process 362 MBS Metal Wall Cladding Fabrication Process 0
    213 MBS Metal Wall Cladding SFSP 366 MBS Metal Wall Cladding SFSP 0
    207 MBS Primary Frame Fabrication Process 360 MBS Primary Frame Fabrication Process 0
    169 MBS Primary Frames 344 MBS Primary Frames 0
    211 MBS Primary Frames SFSP 364 MBS Primary Frames SFSP 0
    208 MBS Secondary Component Fabrication Process 361 MBS Secondary Component Fabrication Process 0
    170 MBS Secondary Components (purlins,girts,bracing) 345 MBS Secondary Components (purlins,girts,bracing) 0
    212 MBS Secondary Components SFSP 365 MBS Secondary Components SFSP 0
    134 Metal Roof Cladding - Residential (30 Ga.) 310 Metal Roof Cladding - Residential (30 Ga.) 0
    184 Mineral Filler Crushed Stone 203 Mineral Filler Crushed Stone 0
    181 Mineral Filler Natural 200 Mineral Filler Natural 0
    140 Mineral Wool Batt 316 Mineral Wool Batt 0
    154 MW Batt R20 330 MW Batt R20 0
    155 MW Batt R30 331 MW Batt R30 0
    156 MW Batt R40 332 MW Batt R40 0
    157 MW Batt R50 333 MW Batt R50 0
    200 Nails Fabrication Process 353 Nails Fabrication Process 0
    203 Open Web Joists Fabrication Process 356 Open Web Joists Fabrication Process 0
    186 Portland Cement 205 Portland Cement 0
    187 Portland Lime Cement 206 Portland Lime Cement 0
    128 Precast Concrete 304 Precast Concrete 0
    277 Precast Concrete Manufacturing Process 423 Precast Concrete Manufacturing Process 0
    129 Precast Insulated Panel 305 Precast Insulated Panel 0
    130 Precast Insulated Panel with Brick Veneer 306 Precast Insulated Panel with Brick Veneer 0
    131 Precast Panel 307 Precast Panel 0
    193 Ready Mix Concrete Plant Process 279 Ready Mix Concrete Plant Process 0
    225 Rough Lumber SFWP 377 Rough Lumber SFWP 0
    166 Sanitary Landfill Process - Municipal Waste 278 Sanitary Landfill Process - Municipal Waste 0
    224 Sanitary Landfill Process - Wood Waste 280 Sanitary Landfill Process - Wood Waste 0
    202 Screws Nuts and Bolts Fabrication Process 355 Screws Nuts and Bolts Fabrication Process 0
    266 Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 48 mil 412 Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 48 mil 0
    267 Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 60 mil 413 Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 60 mil 0
    268 Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 72 mil 414 Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 72 mil 0
    269 Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 80 mil 415 Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 80 mil 0
    270 Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 48 mil 416 Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 48 mil 0
    271 Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 60 mil 417 Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 60 mil 0
    272 Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 72 mil 418 Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 72 mil 0
    273 Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 80 mil 419 Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 80 mil 0
    276 SikaPlan© Adhered PVC Membrane 60 mil 422 SikaPlan© Adhered PVC Membrane 60 mil 0
    274 SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 45 mil 420 SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 45 mil 0
    275 SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 60 mil 421 SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 60 mil 0
    188 Silica Fume 207 Silica Fume 0
    175 Slag Cement 166 Slag Cement 0
    32 Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, Green 32 Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, Green 33 Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried 4.5.0101
    194 Steel Plate 347 Steel Plate 0
    199 Steel Scrap EAF Process 352 Steel Scrap EAF Process 0
    195 Steel Scrap Mixed Process 348 Steel Scrap Mixed Process 0
    196 Steel Scrap Recycling CPT Process 349 Steel Scrap Recycling CPT Process 0
    204 Steel Tubing Fabrication Process 357 Steel Tubing Fabrication Process 0
    160 Triple Glazed Hard Coated Air 336 Triple Glazed Hard Coated Air 0
    161 Triple Glazed Hard Coated Argon 337 Triple Glazed Hard Coated Argon 0
    159 Triple Glazed No Coating Air 335 Triple Glazed No Coating Air 0
    164 Triple Glazed Soft Coated Air 340 Triple Glazed Soft Coated Air 0
    162 Triple Glazed Soft Coated Argon 338 Triple Glazed Soft Coated Argon 0
    229 VR 1" Drainage Mat 381 VR 1" Drainage Mat 0
    228 VR 1/2" Drainage Mat 380 VR 1/2" Drainage Mat 0
    230 VR 20 mil Root Barrier 382 VR 20 mil Root Barrier 0
    231 VR 40 mil Root Barrier 383 VR 40 mil Root Barrier 0
    240 VR Coarse Aggregate Natural 392 VR Coarse Aggregate Natural 0
    226 VR Extensive Growing Medium 378 VR Extensive Growing Medium 0
    227 VR Intensive Growing Medium 379 VR Intensive Growing Medium 0
    232 VR Protection Sheet 384 VR Protection Sheet 0
    233 VR Separation Fabric 385 VR Separation Fabric 0
    192 Water 257 Water 0
    201 Welded Wire Mesh Fabrication Process 354 Welded Wire Mesh Fabrication Process 0
    198 Wire Rod 351 Wire Rod 0
    171 Wood I Joist Process 346 Wood I Joist Process 0

Database Changes

  1. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for GluLam Sections - Canada only
  2. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Laminated Veneer Lumber - Canada only
  3. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Large Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried - Canada only
  4. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Oriented Strand Board - Canada only
  5. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried - Canada only
  6. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Softwood Plywood - Canada only
  7. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroFleece© PVC membrane 50 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0016090000 m2/Tonne)
  8. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroFleece© PVC membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0018910000 m2/Tonne)
  9. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroFleece© PVC membrane 80 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0025720000 m2/Tonne)
  10. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 50 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0013660000 m2/Tonne)
  11. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0014660000 m2/Tonne)
  12. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© white PVC membrane 40 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0012894000 m2/Tonne)
  13. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© white PVC membrane 50 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0016237000 m2/Tonne)
  14. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© white PVC membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0019401000 m2/Tonne)
  15. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroTuff© PVC membrane 50 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0013660000 m2/Tonne)
  16. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroTuff© PVC membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0017070000 m2/Tonne)
  17. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroTuff© PVC membrane 80 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0024890000 m2/Tonne)
  18. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for EPDM membrane (black, 60 mil) from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0019000000 m2/Tonne)
  19. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for EPDM membrane (white, 60 mil) from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0021000000 m2/Tonne)
  20. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Modified Bitumen membrane from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0041650000 m2/Tonne)
  21. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Polyester felt from tonnes (1.0000000000 tonnes/Tonne) to m2 (0.0002360000 m2/Tonne)
  22. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Polyethylene Filter Fabric from tonnes (1.0000000000 tonnes/Tonne) to m2 (0.0000840000 m2/Tonne)
  23. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for PVC Membrane 48 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0014580000 m2/Tonne)
  24. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 48 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0015000000 m2/Tonne)
  25. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0018000000 m2/Tonne)
  26. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 72 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0023000000 m2/Tonne)
  27. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 80 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0025000000 m2/Tonne)
  28. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 48 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0017000000 m2/Tonne)
  29. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0020000000 m2/Tonne)
  30. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 72 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0024000000 m2/Tonne)
  31. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 80 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0026000000 m2/Tonne)
  32. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for SikaPlan© Adhered PVC Membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0017200000 m2/Tonne)
  33. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 45 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0014000000 m2/Tonne)
  34. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0017700000 m2/Tonne)

 


 

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.3 Build 0111:

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.3, Build 0111, released in September 2018:

General Changes

  1. LEED v4 Whole Building LCA Credit Report: in the "LCA Software Inputs" section on page 5 had the following issues:
    • Building Height was always reported in "m" even when the reference project units system was Imperial and "ft" was expected
    • Gross Floor Area was always reported in "m2" even when the reference project units system was Imperial and "ft2" was expected
    • Bill of Materials Unit of Measure values were always being reported in terms of the reference project units system, even when the proposed building values were in SI

    To correct the above issues, all values are now converted to the units system of the reference building and the appropriate unit of measure has been added to the Building Height and Gross Floor Area value cells.

    This bug was introduced with the release of version 5.2.0116 in December 2016.

 


 

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.3 Build 0110:

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.3, Build 0110, released in September 2018:

General Changes

  1. Pre-Engineered Roof and Wall Assemblies were using the wrong Materials for Cladding. This bug was introduced with the release of version 5.3.0105 in July 2018.

 


 

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.3 Build 0109:

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.3, Build 0109, released in September 2018:

In 2017, the Canadian Ready Mix Concrete Association, CRMCA, published an Industry Wide EPD. We have updated the database to include the CRMCA's 2017 EPD benchmark mixes.  We also added the other CRMCA 117 EPD mixes to the Bulk Product Projects folder under the File menu.  Details of the EPD mixes and how to use them in projects can be found in a PDF document that is available when you choose this option.

The benchmark mixes for each strength class in the EPD are included in the database and are available once the tool is installed.  Six benchmark mixes are available in the assembly dialog boxes for all concrete assemblies, and details are explained in the help file for each assembly.  The remaining benchmarks are available in Extra Basic Materials and can be used in the assemblies as user defined mixes (see the help files for instructions).

General Changes

  1. The 6 CRMCA benchmark mixes are now tied to the following assemblies. When a project location is a Canadian city, then choosing a particular concrete strength using the radio buttons in the assembly dialog boxes will use the CRMCA benchmark for that strength in the model, and if the project location is an American city, then the NRMCA benchmark will be used.
    • Columns & Beams
    • Composite Metal Floor
    • Concrete Hollow Core Floor
    • Concrete Parking Garage Floor
    • Concrete Precast Double T Floor
    • Concrete Suspended Slab Floor
    • Open Web Steel Joist Floor
    • Composite Metal Roof
    • Concrete Hollow Core Roof
    • Concrete Parking Garage Roof
    • Concrete Precast Double T Roof
    • Concrete Suspended Slab Roof
    • Open Web Steel Joist Roof
    • Concrete Footing Foundation
    • Concrete Slab on Grade Foundation
    • Cast in Place Wall
    • Concrete Tilt Up Wall
    • Insulated Concrete Form Wall

Database Changes

  1. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 15 MPa to the database with mix information from the NRMCA Industry Wide EPD since the CRMCA’s EPD did not include a 15 MPa mix.
  2. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 25 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  3. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 30 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  4. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 35 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  5. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 40 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  6. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 45 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  7. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 50 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  8. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 55 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  9. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 60 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.

 


 

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.3 Build 0107:

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.3, Build 0107, released in August 2018:

General Changes

  1. Concrete Block Wall: assembly should only support 200mm (8") concrete block thickness. 5.3.0105 introduced 100 mm (4"), 150 mm (6"), 200 mm (8"), 250 mm (10"), and 300 mm (12") concrete blocks, but we presently only have concrete block wall assembly rebar data for for the 200 mm (8") concrete block.

 


 

Changes & Issues Addressed in Version 5.3 Build 0105:

The following software enhancements, updates and fixes have been made in Version 5.3, Build 0105, released in July 2018:

General Changes

  1. Operating Energy was double converting energy quantities if Imperial units were specified in the Operating Energy form.
  2. Concrete Footing Foundation was updated. Rebar options were changed, width and thickness constraints were removed.
  3. Concrete Block Wall was updated. Rebar is now constrained to just #15M (#5), five new concrete block thicknesses are now available, and material calculations have been updated. New material Grout-Coarse is now use to fill hollow cavities and Mortar is now only used to joints.

Database Updates

  1. TRACI Measures: Updated TRACI measure characterization factors for Global Warming Potential and Acidification Potential. Methane and N20 factors for GWP and Ammonia and Sulphur Oxides factors for Acidification Potential were aligned with the current values used in LCA software. The EPA has not updated those TRACI factors, our software had been using values updated to more recent IPCC values, but our SimaPro LCA software is using the previous values, so we’ve reverted them back to be in line with those values.

    Even if material LCI data hasn’t changed, the GWP and Acidification results will change solely due to the changes in the characterization factors, and will depend on the material. For example, Portland Cement results are barely changed, decreasing 0.2% for both GPW and Acidification. Bitumen GWP results decrease by 3%, while Acidification results increase by 75%.

  2. Crushed and Natural, Coarse and Fine Aggregates and Lightweight, Natural and Manufactured Aggregates: the Manufacturing Transportation energy consumption and effects had previously been rolled up into the Manufacturing Material life cycle stage. They are now separated.
  3. Updated Materials: Updated LCI data for Crushed and Natural, Coarse and Fine Aggregates: There are no industry wide LCA reports available, but these LCI data were updated to use the same Ecoinvent profiles that have been used in recent years for the NRMCA and CRMCA ready mix concrete industry wide LCAs. Aggregates have relatively low effects on a per unit basis compared to other materials, but compared to the previous profiles, GWP and Energy results have increased by approximately 90-100%, with similar increases in the other LCA measures.
  4. Ready Mix Concrete Process: The energy profile for Ready Mix Concrete was updated to the profile developed in the Industry Wide NRMCA Ready Mix LCA of 2016.
  5. Updated Material: Updated density value for GluLam Sections.
  6. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 60 mil.
  7. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 72 mil.
  8. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 80 mil.
  9. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 60 mil.
  10. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 72 mil.
  11. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 80 mil.
  12. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Mortar: Updated the LCI data for US and Canadian regions with mix information from the CCMPA CMU review.
  13. New Material: Added Grout-Coarse to the database with mix information from the CCMPA CMU review.
  14. New Material: Added Grout-Fine to the database with mix information from the CCMPA CMU review.

Database Changes

  1. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for GluLam Sections - Canada only
  2. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Laminated Veneer Lumber - Canada only
  3. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Large Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried - Canada only
  4. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Oriented Strand Board - Canada only
  5. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Small Dimension Softwood Lumber, kiln-dried - Canada only
  6. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Softwood Plywood - Canada only
  7. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroFleece© PVC membrane 50 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0016090000 m2/Tonne)
  8. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroFleece© PVC membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0018910000 m2/Tonne)
  9. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroFleece© PVC membrane 80 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0025720000 m2/Tonne)
  10. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 50 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0013660000 m2/Tonne)
  11. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© PVC membrane EV 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0014660000 m2/Tonne)
  12. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© white PVC membrane 40 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0012894000 m2/Tonne)
  13. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© white PVC membrane 50 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0016237000 m2/Tonne)
  14. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroLast© white PVC membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0019401000 m2/Tonne)
  15. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroTuff© PVC membrane 50 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0013660000 m2/Tonne)
  16. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroTuff© PVC membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0017070000 m2/Tonne)
  17. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for DuroTuff© PVC membrane 80 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0024890000 m2/Tonne)
  18. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for EPDM membrane (black, 60 mil) from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0019000000 m2/Tonne)
  19. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for EPDM membrane (white, 60 mil) from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0021000000 m2/Tonne)
  20. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Modified Bitumen membrane from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0041650000 m2/Tonne)
  21. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Polyester felt from tonnes (1.0000000000 tonnes/Tonne) to m2 (0.0002360000 m2/Tonne)
  22. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Polyethylene Filter Fabric from tonnes (1.0000000000 tonnes/Tonne) to m2 (0.0000840000 m2/Tonne)
  23. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for PVC Membrane 48 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0014580000 m2/Tonne)
  24. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 48 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0015000000 m2/Tonne)
  25. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0018000000 m2/Tonne)
  26. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 72 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0023000000 m2/Tonne)
  27. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 80 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0025000000 m2/Tonne)
  28. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 48 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0017000000 m2/Tonne)
  29. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0020000000 m2/Tonne)
  30. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 72 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0024000000 m2/Tonne)
  31. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 80 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0026000000 m2/Tonne)
  32. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for SikaPlan© Adhered PVC Membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0017200000 m2/Tonne)
  33. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 45 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0014000000 m2/Tonne)
  34. Updated Material: Changed Base Unit for SikaPlan© Fastened PVC Membrane 60 mil from kg (0.0010000000 kg/Tonne) to m2 (0.0017700000 m2/Tonne)

Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings 5.3.0111
- released September 2018
(hotfix for 5.3.0110 - September 2018)

  1. LEED v4 Whole Building LCA Credit Report: in the "LCA Software Inputs" section on page 5 had the following issues:
    • Building Height was always reported in "m" even when the reference project units system was Imperial and "ft" was expected
    • Gross Floor Area was always reported in "m2" even when the reference project units system was Imperial and "ft2" was expected
    • Bill of Materials Unit of Measure values were always being reported in terms of the reference project units system, even when the proposed building values were in SI

    To correct the above issues, all values are now converted to the units system of the reference building and the appropriate unit of measure has been added to the Building Height and Gross Floor Area value cells.

    This bug was introduced with the release of version 5.2.0116 in December 2016.


Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings 5.3.0110
- released September 2018
(hotfix for 5.3.0109 - September 2018)

  1. Pre-Engineered Roof and Wall Assemblies were using the wrong Materials for Cladding. This bug was introduced with the release of version 5.3.0105 in July 2018. In particular:
    • 24 Ga. Metal Roof Cladding was replaced by "H.D.B"
    • 26 Ga. Metal Roof Cladding was replaced by "Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag" and was causing a divide by zero error to be thrown
    • 24 Ga. Metal Wall Cladding was replaced by "H.D.B.C."
    • 26 Ga. Metal Roof Cladding was replaced by "Cement"

Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings 5.3.0109
- released September 2018
(scheduled update)

In 2017, the Canadian Ready Mix Concrete Association, CRMCA, published an Industry Wide EPD. We have updated the database to include the CRMCA's 2017 EPD benchmark mixes.  We also added the other CRMCA 117 EPD mixes to the Bulk Product Projects folder under the File menu.  Details of the EPD mixes and how to use them in projects can be found in a PDF document that is available when you choose this option.

The benchmark mixes for each strength class in the EPD are included in the database and are available once the tool is installed.  Six benchmark mixes are available in the assembly dialog boxes for all concrete assemblies, and details are explained in the help file for each assembly.  The remaining benchmarks are available in Extra Basic Materials and can be used in the assemblies as user defined mixes (see the help files for instructions).

General Changes

  1. The 6 CRMCA benchmark mixes are now tied to the following assemblies. When a project location is a Canadian city, then choosing a particular concrete strength using the radio buttons in the assembly dialog boxes will use the CRMCA benchmark for that strength in the model, and if the project location is an American city, then the NRMCA benchmark will be used.
    • Columns & Beams
    • Composite Metal Floor
    • Concrete Hollow Core Floor
    • Concrete Parking Garage Floor
    • Concrete Precast Double T Floor
    • Concrete Suspended Slab Floor
    • Open Web Steel Joist Floor
    • Composite Metal Roof
    • Concrete Hollow Core Roof
    • Concrete Parking Garage Roof
    • Concrete Precast Double T Roof
    • Concrete Suspended Slab Roof
    • Open Web Steel Joist Roof
    • Concrete Footing Foundation
    • Concrete Slab on Grade Foundation
    • Cast in Place Wall
    • Concrete Tilt Up Wall
    • Insulated Concrete Form Wall

Database Changes

  1. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 15 MPa to the database with mix information from the NRMCA Industry Wide EPD since the CRMCA’s EPD did not include a 15 MPa mix.
  2. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 25 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  3. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 30 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  4. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 35 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  5. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 40 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  6. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 45 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  7. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 50 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  8. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 55 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.
  9. New Material: Added Concrete Benchmark CAN 60 MPa to the database with mix information from the CRMCA Industry Wide EPD.

Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings 5.3.0107
- released August 2018
(hotfix for 5.3.0105 - July 2018)

General Changes

  1. Concrete Block Wall: assembly should only support 200mm (8") concrete block thickness. Version 5.3.0105 introduced 100 mm (4"), 150 mm (6"), 200 mm (8"), 250 mm (10"), and 300 mm (12") concrete blocks, but we presently only have concrete block wall assembly rebar data for for the 200 mm (8") concrete block.

Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings 5.3.0105
- released July 2018

General Changes

  1. Operating Energy was double converting energy quantities if Imperial units were specified in the Operating Energy form.
  2. Concrete Footing Foundation was updated. Rebar options were changed, width and thickness constraints were removed.
  3. Concrete Block Wall was updated. Rebar is now constrained to just #15M (#5), five new concrete block thicknesses are now available, and material calculations have been updated. New material Grout-Coarse is now use to fill hollow cavities and Mortar is now only used to joints.

Database Updates

  1. TRACI Measures: Updated TRACI measure characterization factors for Global Warming Potential and Acidification Potential. Methane and N20 factors for GWP and Ammonia and Sulphur Oxides factors for Acidification Potential were aligned with the current values used in LCA software. The EPA has not updated those TRACI factors, our software had been using values updated to more recent IPCC values, but our SimaPro LCA software is using the previous values, so we’ve reverted them back to be in line with those values.

    Even if material LCI data hasn’t changed, the GWP and Acidification results will change solely due to the changes in the characterization factors, and will depend on the material. For example, Portland Cement results are barely changed, decreasing 0.2% for both GPW and Acidification. Bitumen GWP results decrease by 3%, while Acidification results increase by 75%.

  2. Crushed and Natural, Coarse and Fine Aggregates and Lightweight, Natural and Manufactured Aggregates: the Manufacturing Transportation energy consumption and effects had previously been rolled up into the Manufacturing Material life cycle stage. They are now separated.
  3. Updated Materials: Updated LCI data for Crushed and Natural, Coarse and Fine Aggregates: There are no industry wide LCA reports available, but these LCI data were updated to use the same Ecoinvent profiles that have been used in recent years for the NRMCA and CRMCA ready mix concrete industry wide LCAs. Aggregates have relatively low effects on a per unit basis compared to other materials, but compared to the previous profiles, GWP and Energy results have increased by approximately 90-100%, with similar increases in the other LCA measures.
  4. Ready Mix Concrete Process: The energy profile for Ready Mix Concrete was updated to the profile developed in the Industry Wide NRMCA Ready Mix LCA of 2016.
  5. Updated Material: Updated density value for GluLam Sections.
  6. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 60 mil.
  7. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 72 mil.
  8. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© G410 PVC Membrane 80 mil.
  9. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 60 mil.
  10. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 72 mil.
  11. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Sika Sarnafil© S327 PVC Membrane 80 mil.
  12. Updated Material: Updated LCI data for Mortar: Updated the LCI data for US and Canadian regions with mix information from the CCMPA CMU review.
  13. New Material: Added Grout-Coarse to the database with mix information from the CCMPA CMU review.
  14. New Material: Added Grout-Fine to the database with mix information from the CCMPA CMU review.
 
 
 
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