NRC opens second round of code construction consultation


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the national construction codes, including the National Building Code of Canada, National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, and the National Plumbing Code of Canada, as of the beginning of 2020. This will include proposed changes that were not covered in the fall 2019 consultation.

Ontario code users are being encouraged by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) to review and provide comments on the national proposals as they are expected to “significantly influence the content of future editions of Ontario’s Building Code.”

This will help streamline the national and provincial code development process. The majority of the changes in the NRC’s consultation are related to energy efficiency, plumbing, accessibility, large farm buildings, earthquake and structural design, and referenced document tables, to name a few.

Consultations run from Jan. 13 through March 13 and can be accessed at the NRC website.


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