Smart Buildings are buildings that use information technologies to identify operational inefficiencies and inform ongoing commissioning. To determine benefits and challenges of implementing Smart Building technologies in federal government buildings, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) launched a Smart Buildings pilot project and turned to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Construction Research Centre, for expert guidance.
The new guide focuses on housing and small buildings and features hundreds of updated illustrations that are more consistent with common architectural rendering and more easily understood.
The 2017 edition of the NECB is an important step toward Canada’s goal for new buildings, as presented in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. To help prepare Canadians, NRC and NRCan are giving Canadians free online access to the NECB 2017.
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fires Codes (CCBFC) recently approved the formation of a new Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency. The committee will focus on the development of progressive energy efficiency targets (tiers) for houses and buildings
The CCBFC is in the process of finalizing a policy paper on accessibility. Organizations involved in accessibility issues are invited to review the paper, which should be ready for external review by mid-June 2018.
Revisions and errata will soon be issued to Code users who purchased the printed and electronic versions of the 2015 Codes.
Available now, the Housing Research Summary for 2017 features Construction Research and Codes Canada activities highlights.
Codes Canada publications are now available in mobile and tablet friendly eBook format.
13 new video presentations explain the significant technical changes that were introduced in the 2015 Code editions. These online videos are easily accessible and more affordable than an on-site seminar.
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites all interested parties to take part in its fall 2017 public review of proposed changes to the 2015 editions of Codes Canada publications from November 6, 2017 to January 2, 2018.