NRC invites input into revisions to national building, fire, plumbing and energy codes

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The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) has invited the construction and design community to take part in the fall 2018 public review of proposed changes to the 2015 national model codes.

Codes Canada publications, comprising the National Building, Fire, Plumbing and Energy Codes, are model codes developed by the CCBFC that the provinces and territories can adopt as is, or with modifications, as part of their building, fire and plumbing regulations,

“The public review is one of the principal steps in the process for updating national code documents, providing a nation-wide forum where anyone can review and comment on the changes proposed,” Codes Canada says in a statement. “Following the review, CCBFC Standing Committees will consider all comments and make final recommendations on each proposed change. Subject to approval by the CCBFC, the final changes will be published by NRC in the 2020 editions of Codes Canada publications.”

The public review started on Nov. 7, 2018 and continues until January 4, 2019 on the Codes Canada Web site, www.CodesCanada.ca.

“This third public review of the 2015 code cycle focuses on changes being proposed to the 2015 editions of the National Building Code (NBC), the National Fire Code (NFC) and the National Plumbing Codes (NPC). No changes are being proposed for the National Energy Code for Buildings this public review.”

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