National Building Code of Canada 2010
The 2010 edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) which incorporates significant technical changes from the 2005 edition, is now available! The NBC sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings. The NBC is available in two volumes. Volume 1 contains Division A (compliance options, objectives, functional statements) and its appendix, Division C (administrative provisions) and its appendix as well as a new section containing the attributions to the acceptable solutions. Volume 2 contains Division B (acceptable solutions) and its appendices as well as the index.
The National Building Code of Canada 2010, together with the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010 and the National Fire Code of Canada 2010, is an objective-based National Model Code that can be adopted by provincial and territorial governments.
In Canada, provincial and territorial governments have the authority to enact legislation that regulates building design and construction within their jurisdictions. This legislation may include the adoption of the National Building Code (NBC) without change or with modifications to suit local needs, and the enactment of other laws and regulations regarding building design and construction, including the requirements for professional involvement. The NBC is a model code in the sense that it helps promote consistency among provincial and territorial building codes. Persons involved in the design or construction of a building should consult the provincial or territorial government concerned to find out which building code is applicable.
This edition of the NBC succeeds the 2005 edition.
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