Seminars: 2014 Alberta Codes - Calgary

October 26, 2015 — October 27, 2015 — Calgary, Alberta

The new Alberta Building Code 2014 and Alberta Fire Code 2014 are now in effect. The 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings as well as the energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings (Section 9.36 of the Building Code) will follow in the coming year. To help code users understand the code provisions and their impacts, the National Research Council is offering seminars on the technical changes in the 2014 Alberta Building and Fire Codes and the National Energy Code.

The seminars are designed to help code users familiarize themselves with the new code features and technical updates. Technical advisors from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will:

  • Address changes to the 2014 Alberta Codes and the National Energy Code for Buildings
  • Explain how the 2014 Alberta Codes differ from the national codes
  • Illustrate their impact
  • Introduce the new energy requirements in the National Codes

Builders, codes officials, manufacturers, fire protection services, designers, architects, engineers and people with an interest in construction and codes will benefit from these technically-detailed summaries on changes to the building, fire, plumbing and energy codes.

The seminars will offer clarification on technical changes affecting:

  • Care occupancy
  • Fire safety updates
  • Six-storey wood construction
  • Structural updates
  • Radon gas protection
  • New energy requirements (commercial, small buildings and housing)
  • Use and egress of stairs, ramps, handrails and guards

For more details, see the seminar agenda (PDF, 128 KB).

Participants will leave the sessions with:

  • An improved comprehension of the changes to the 2010 National Code provisions
  • A solid understanding of the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings
  • Overviews of the major technical changes in the 2014 Alberta Building and Fire Codes

Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know the new Codes. Sign up information will be available soon.

Please note that the Seminars are presented in English. Technical experts will be available to answer your questions in both official languages.