National Building Code of Canada 2010



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The National Model Codes and the User's Guide series are now collectively referred to as Codes Canada. Codes Canada 2015 are now available for purchase!

If you are unsure which edition applies to you, check with the authority having jurisdiction.

The electronic versions of the NBC 2015, NFC 2015 and NPC 2015 will be available in late February; however, you can purchase the printed versions of these Codes Canada publications now.



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The 2010 edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) incorporates significant technical changes from the 2005 edition. The NBC sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings.

The NBC is available in two volumes. Volume 1 contains Division A (compliance options, objectives, functional statements) and its appendix, Division C (administrative provisions) and its appendix as well as a new section containing the attributions to the acceptable solutions. Volume 2 contains Division B (acceptable solutions) and its appendices as well as the index.

The NBC 2010 complements the National Fire Code of Canada 2010. Both are indispensable for officials, educators and construction professionals.

Table of Contents
1,167 pages
NRCC 47666
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Photo of cover of National Building Code 2010

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