Reference to the use of asbestos, a known cause of lung cancer, will be removed from the 2020 National Building Code.
Category: Health, Safety and Wellbeing
The National Research Council’s High Performance Building program offers integrated solutions and services from prototype to market acceptance.
The National Research Council’s Building Regulations for Market Access program offers integrated solutions and services to design and build better buildings.
Errata Package #1 can be downloaded free of charge from the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.
Pre-register now for a Canada-wide series of seminars on the 2015 Codes. Participants will learn about many of the significant technical changes to Codes Canada publications.
The national model codes governing construction in Canada—the National Building Code, National Fire Code, National Plumbing Code and National Energy Code for Buildings—are now collectively called Codes Canada.
For over 75 years, the provinces, territories and the federal government have worked together in supporting an open collaborative process for developing model building, fire, plumbing and energy codes with the aim of harmonizing building and safety regulations across Canada.
Under the Building Regulations for Market Access initiative, NRC is collaborating with Health Canada and manufacturers to develop a technological framework for assessing the effectiveness of building products and systems that aim to improve cleanliness and safety of air in buildings. The methods and criteria being developed are also suitable for the development of regulations incorporating performance-based requirements for clean and safe indoor air.
NRC is working with clients on investing in research and technology development intended to provide industry with better tools to control sound transmission in multi-family dwellings.
NRC is investing in a new phase of research to support industry clients on the fire performance of single-family houses constructed with innovative materials, products and systems. The work is part of an exhaustive long-term study to assist code authorities and builders to understand how these innovative technologies behave in a fire and affect the safety of occupants.