Public review on proposed changes to Codes Canada publications - Fall 2018

This national public review will run from November 7, 2018 to January 4, 2019.
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2018 public review of proposed changes to Codes Canada publications:

  • National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC)
  • National Fire Code of Canada 2015 (NFC)
  • National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC)

No changes are being proposed for the National Energy Code for Buildings this public review.

The purpose of this public review is to:

  • provide Code users and stakeholders with a detailed look at proposed changes and
  • seek comment on each proposed change as to whether it should be approved, altered, or rejected.

The public review closes at 4:00 p.m. EST on January 4, 2019, after which comments will no longer be accepted. The relevant committees of the CCBFC will review every comment that was received up to that date. The committees will then either withdraw the proposed change; recommend that it be reviewed further for possible re-submission in revised form in a future public review; or recommend that it be approved by the CCBFC, with or without modification. If approved by the CCBFC, the proposed changes will be published in the 2020 editions of Codes Canada publications.

Five steps for submitting comments on proposed changes

Step 1: Read the guidelines for writing comments.

Step 2: Read the instructions for submitting comments.

Step 3: Read the proposed changes.

Step 4: If you have a comment, click the "Submit Comment" link located at the beginning of each proposed change, which will take you to the online comment form. Only comment forms that are submitted online will be accepted.

You may submit other related documents, such as reports, by e-mail, mail or fax.


Submit one Comment Form per proposed change. If you are commenting on more than one proposed change, use a separate form for each one.

Step 5: Read What happens to the comments?

Thank you for contributing to the development of Codes Canada publications.


Summary of significant proposed changes - Fall 2018

Combined Proposed Changes

NRC_PublicReview_2018_NBC_NFC_NPC_combined.2018-11-29.pdf (PDF, 11 MB) - Updated on 2018-11-29

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