Canadian Codes Centre
Today's construction technologies and techniques differ vastly from those in use at the time the first National Building Code (NBC) was produced in 1941. To keep pace with changes, and ensure that the latest innovations and applications are applied safely by the construction industry, a new edition of the NBC is published approximately every five years.
NRC's Canadian Codes Centre (CCC) plays a vital role in this process by providing technical and administrative support to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) and its related committees, which are responsible for the development of Canada's National Model Construction Codes. These codes are the following:
- Quebec Construction Code, Chapter I Building, and National Building Code of Canada 2010 (amended)
- National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB)
- National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC)
- National Fire Code of Canada 2010 (NFC)
- National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010 (NPC)
- National Farm Building Code of Canada 1995 (NFBC)
- Historical Editions of the National Construction Codes (1941-1998)
To purchase Codes publications, please visit the National Model Construction Codes and Guides/Provincial Codes page.
The 2015 National Model Construction Codes will be available for purchase in late 2015, early 2016. If you are unsure which edition applies to you, check with the authority having jurisdiction.
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For questions about Code content, licensing, sales, or technical support, please Contact the Codes Centre.
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