New BC Building Code Effective Fall 2012

The Province of British Columbia has announced a delay in the anticipated release of the revised provincial codes. New editions of the BC Building Code, BC Plumbing Code and BC Fire Code (the “BC Codes”) are generally adopted by government in the year following the release of the new edition of the National Building Code.  Thus, many in the industry have been anticipating the release of the BC Codes in the spring of 2011.  However, the new National Building Code contained more than 850 changes, with some of the more substantial ones requiring further analysis. As a result, the province will be publishing the next editions of the BC Codes in the spring of 2012 with an effective date in the fall of 2012.  For more information, please see Bulletin 11-01 BC Codes – Release of Next Editions (


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