Construction Innovation

Volume 18, Number 2

Building Regulations for Market Access

Fall 2013 public review on proposed Code changes

The CCBFC will conduct its annual public review of proposed changes to the 2010 National Model Construction Codes from October 15 to December 23, 2013.

Call for volunteers to serve on Codes committees

The CCBFC is issuing a call for volunteers to serve on the Standing Committees in the next Code development cycle.

Water-use efficiency Code requirements reach public review stage

The fall 2013 public review provides an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to add water-use efficiency requirements.

Commission reviews standards for low lead in Canadian plumbing fittings

There are currently no regulations in Canada relating to lead content in plumbing products, but that situation is likely to change very soon.

Second Revisions and Errata to Codes available soon

Revisions and errata will soon be issued to Code users who purchased the National Model Construction Codes.

New online database to track Code Change Requests

NRC has developed an online database that will make it easier for construction industry stakeholders to track the status of their requested changes.

Codes Commission 2013 annual meeting

The Commission approved several tasks for addition to the work plans of its Standing Committees.

Have you checked out the National Codes website lately?

The National Codes website recently underwent a major overhaul. There’s now more information on the Codes and how they’re developed—and it’s easier to find!

International Conference on Building Operations

The 13th annual International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations is being held in Montreal from October 8-11.

Fire Safety

Testing critical infrastructure in extreme fire

NRC recently carried out a research project to better understand the effect of extreme fire on critical concrete infrastructure.

High Performance Buildings

Achieving highly insulated buildings

The Canadian construction sector is seeking to develop energy-efficient, cost-effective, durable and buildable solutions that are well-suited to construction practices.