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While new in name, the 2015 editions of Codes Canada build on 75 years of expertise.
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) provides direction and oversight; NRC manages funding and the latest technical information and expertise.
Updating of accessibility requirements in Part 3, new hazard values for seismic design in Part 4 and Appendix C, and new metric for sound transmission in Part 5 are among changes.
Almost half the changes to Part 9 impact stairs, ramps, handrails and guards.
A number of changes align the requirements in NPC 2015 with advancements in technologies and materials in order to increase design and material choices.
NECB 2015 includes changes intended to improve the energy performance of buildings compared to NECB 2011.
NRC will be offering seminars in various cities across the country on technical changes to the 2015 editions of Codes Canada.
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The changes were developed in collaboration with industry, provincial authorities, fire services, research organizations, general interest groups and consultants in an effort to address their safety concerns.
This latest provincial Code comprises over 700 changes to the NBC 2010, including new provisions to meet specific needs and priorities for construction and renovation work in Quebec.
New information has been added to the ABC 2014 to make it more accommodating to innovation. AFC 2014 comprises many changes including new provisions for six-storey wood buildings based on NBC 2015 and NFC 2015.
NRC has assumed ownership of Canadian National Master Construction Specification (NMS).