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The National Model Codes and the User's Guide series – which include the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National Plumbing Code, and the National Energy Code for Buildings – are now collectively referred to as Codes Canada. Codes Canada publications are developed by experts, for experts, through a collaborative process that is 75 years in the making. They build on the best expertise from across Canada and around the world to provide effective building and safety regulations that are harmonized across Canada.

Codes Canada publications are developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes and are published every five years by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC)’s Codes Canada. They are the product of a collaborative process that relies on the voluntary contributions of construction industry experts as well as the public to ensure that the best available knowledge drives meaningful change. Change that allows construction professionals the confidence to innovate safely, reduce risks and keep compliance cost low by establishing uniform, trusted regulations that keep pace with industry change.

NRC also publishes several User's Guides for the Codes as well as some provincial codes.

To purchase Codes publications, please visit the Codes Canada publications page.

Legionella – Who’s Addressing the Risks in Canada?” is published by NRC and jointly authored with Health Canada and Public Services and Procurement Canada. The report provides an overview of the risks facing the key national agencies charged with responding to the impact of the growth and transmission of Legionella bacteria in building systems.

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For questions about Code content, licensing, sales, technical support, to obtain an accessible copy of the guide, or other accommodations, please Contact Codes Canada.

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