British Columbia government seeks input on building code updates

By Ministry of Housing
Government of British Columbia
May 24, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

People will get a say in how future buildings are constructed in B.C. … as the Province launches a survey on proposed changes to the BC Building Code. …The proposed changes to the BC Building Code are based on the 2020 National Model Codes with some B.C.-specific variations to reflect the province’s geography, climate, local government needs, industry practices and provincial priorities, such as accessibility. A four-week public review invites interested parties to comment on proposed building code changes, including … mass timber construction and earthquake design… People can learn about the proposed changes and provide feedback through an online survey. The Province anticipates adopting the updated BC Building Code this year and bringing it into force in December 2023. The transition period will give local governments, the construction industry, education providers and others governed by the code time to adjust their practices and training materials.

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