Construction Innovation

Volume 19, Number 2

Building Regulations for Market Access

Final Public Review for 2015 Codes

The last opportunity for public review of technical changes proposed for the 2015 edition of the National Construction Codes will take place online from September 8 to October 31, 2014.

New members needed for Codes commission

Volunteers are being sought to participate in Code development work by serving on the CCBFC, a senior committee responsible for the development of Canada's National Construction Codes.

Codes Commission addresses public review comments

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) approved over 100 proposed changes to the 2010 National Construction Codes during their annual meeting in February.

Stair tread dimension in residences

The tread dimension of residential stairs will increase if a proposed change in the fall 2014 public review is approved.

Developing Canada's National Construction Codes

Code content is developed according to a five-year cycle and relies on a consensus-based process and the voluntary contributions of standing committees, task group members, and the public.

Referenced standards review

Hundreds of standards issued by standards development organizations and referenced in the National Construction Codes are now under review by code users and stakeholders.

2010 National Construction Codes and Guides

The National Construction Codes serve as models for virtually all building and fire regulations in Canada. They are available for purchase through NRC's Client Services.

New! Quebec Construction Code, Chapter III-Plumbing

This new document includes amendments to Chapter III, Plumbing, of the Construction Code as well as an amended 2010 National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC).