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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.

What's new

Electronic versions of the NBC 2015, NFC 2015 and NPC 2015 and their printed versions are available now. To choose the right Code, check with the authority having jurisdiction.

Now available:

link to National Building Code of Canada 2015

link to National Fire Code of Canada 2015

link to National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015

link to National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015

User's Guide – NBC 2015, Structural Commentaries (Part 4 of Division B)

Quebec Construction Code, Chapter I ­ Building, and National Building Code of Canada 2010 (amended)

Alberta Building Code 2014

Alberta Fire Code 2014

Illustrated User’s Guide – NBC 2010 Part 9 Housing and Small Buildings

User’s Guide to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011

For other enquiries

For questions about Code content, licensing, sales, or technical support, please Contact Codes Canada.

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