Manitoba Building Code
The National Building Code of Canada, developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings and also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings. Manitoba adopts the 2010 National Building Code of Canada with a series of amendments. The Manitoba Building Code amendments are additions to the adopted codes that provide further details of compliance specific for the Province of Manitoba in the following areas:
Protection from water and sewage damage
Fire and structural protection
Energy and water efficiency
Where does the Manitoba Building Code Apply?
The Manitoba Building Code applies through the province of Manitoba and it is the adopted Code of the City of Winnipeg under the Winnipeg Building Bylaw 4555/87.
What is the Richardson Report?
The Richardson Report provides a methodology for classifying the fire and life safety risk in existing buildings. The Richardson Report specifically addresses heritage building of residential and business and personal services occupancy and allows for more practical renovation of existing buildings.