National Building Code
The National Building Code of Canada 2015, 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. The NBC establishes these five core objectives:
Accessibility for persons with disabilities;
Fire and structural protection of buildings; and
Where does the National Building Code Apply?
The National Building Code of Canada is the model code and is either adopted or the basis of regulation across Canada. The following is summary of the use of the National Building Code in Canada:
- Manitoba – currently uses the 2010 National Building Code of Canada with some modifications
- Saskatchewan – currently uses the 2015 National Building Code of Canada with some modifications
- Ontario – 2012 Ontario Building Code – largely based on the National Building Code
- Alberta – 2019 Alberta Building Code largely based on the 2015 National Building Code
- British Columbia – Largely based on the 2015 National Building Code
- Newfoundland and Labrador – Province-wide adoption of the 2015 National Building Code with some amendments
- Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon – Territory-wide adoption of the 2015 National Building Code
At Vortex Fire, we specialise in applications of Part 3 and Part 9 of the National Building Code. Our consultants utilize their years of vast building code experience to ensuring that everyone from architects to the construction professionals are adhering to the National Building Code. We work diligently alongside international leaders in Architecture, Engineering and Design to reach our goal of setting the benchmark for best building code practice in the industry.
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