Public review to proposed changes to Codes Canada publications is now open.
If these proposed changes are approved they will be published in the 2020 National Codes. Members can provide formal comments to National Research Council before January 4, 2019.
Please note the following changes in particular:
Proposed Change 1335
As of the 2020 code there will be a performance expectation for air barrier, air leakage from buildings. QUANTIFIED. This is new for 2020.
Encapsulated Mass Timbers
9 provisions starting with Proposed Change 1024
This is new addition and it deals with large span wood members – sometimes called CLTor cross laminated timber.
Proposed Change 1015
Re-definition of Agricultural Occupancy – this is likely in reference to Cannabis producers calling their facilities Agricultural, where they are actually low – medium – or high hazard Industrial.
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites Code users and stakeholders to review the following publications:
Click here for the combined document of all changes. Please note there are no proposed changes for the National Energy Code for Buildings.
How to submit comments
To comment on a proposed change click the’Submit Comment’ link located at the beginning of each proposed change to access the online comment form. You must use a separate Comment Form for each proposed change.
Only online comment forms will be accepted.