Historical Editions of the National Construction Codes (1941-1998)


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The Historical National Construction Codes on-line is a single collection of the English and French editions of all Code documents published between 1941 and 1998.

The first National Building Code of Canada (NBC) was published in 1941; subsequent editions were published in 1953, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995. The first National Fire Code of Canada was published in 1963; subsequent editions were published in 1975, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995. Plumbing requirements were included in all editions of the NBC up until 1970 when they were published as a separate Code. The first National Farm Building Code of Canada (NFBC) was published in 1960. Subsequent editions were published in 1965, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1983, 1990, and 1995. The Model National Energy Codes for Buildings and Houses were published in 1997.

View the complete list of titles in this collection (please note that some earlier editions of the Codes do not exist in French).

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