Historical Editions of Codes Canada publications (1941-1998)

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On February 28, 2019, the Government of Canada confirmed funding that will support ongoing and future building code development work. This is good news that will allow NRC to continue to support the building code development system and to provide free access to the national model codes. Starting in spring 2019, NRC will offer free online access to the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National Plumbing Code, and the National Energy Code for Buildings, as well as the provincial codes published by NRC. Paper copies of the Codes, along with other supporting documents including the Guides, will be offered at a reduced cost. Due to these changes, longer term subscriptions are not currently available. Please touch base with us again in April for an update and more information.

Codes Canada publications are available in printed and electronic formats. Printing of electronic formats is limited or disabled depending on the Code edition and subscription type. See the Features page for details.

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The Historical Editions of Codes Canada publications on-line is a single collection of the English and French editions of all Code documents published between 1941 and 1998.

The first National Building Code of Canada (NBC) was published in 1941; subsequent editions were published in 1953, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995. The first National Fire Code of Canada was published in 1963; subsequent editions were published in 1975, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995. Plumbing requirements were included in all editions of the NBC up until 1970 when they were published as a separate Code. The first National Farm Building Code of Canada (NFBC) was published in 1960. Subsequent editions were published in 1965, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1983, 1990, and 1995. The Model National Energy Codes for Buildings and Houses were published in 1997.

View the complete list of titles in this collection (please note that some earlier editions of the Codes do not exist in French).

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