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:

To purchase Codes publications, please visit the National Model Construction Codes and Guides/Provincial Codes page.

What's new

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.

Now available:

Alberta Building Code 2014

Alberta Fire Code 2014

Illustrated User’s Guide – NBC 2010 Part 9 Housing and Small Buildings

User’s Guide to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011

For other enquiries

For questions about Code content, licensing, sales, or technical support, please Contact the Codes Centre.