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If someone has a PDF you would be a godsend to common decency. Strange, the Ontario Building Code is available online for free to. With amendments up to and including Alberta Regulation 20/ Current as of April 1, SAFETY CODES ACT. BUILDING CODE REGULATION. Safety Codes, Permits and Inspections (include the new branded look). Safety Codes Alberta Building Code (ABC )- Guidance for Existing Buildings .
They make lots of money elsewhere taxing and such. Additionally some injured people are possibly physically disabled, and reading the Code online could certainly help them. The local inspectors, from top to bottom, knew about the now decade old major US National Association of Home Builders study on the subject involving young children. I wonder why when everything gets done twice. The Quebec Code de Construction is not compulsory in the province. It is important that Canadians have access to important regulations pertaining to safety.
I find it an invaluable tool for design and estimating. Knowing the rules before I start is an inexpensive way to prevent deficiencies.
If the code is hard to decipher I call the city building inspector for his interpretation. This saves me money. A whole lot more than the cost of the Code. All codes should be available online for free.
They are like gate keepers. It must make too much sense to make it available. I mean is selling the books more profitable then the fire inspector or building inspector making several trips to a job site.
Canada has one of the most inefficient work forces in the world. I wonder why when everything gets done twice.
Engineers can be liable for the advice they give. I agree totally. I agree that any government regulations should not come to a cost to any Canadian citizen.
The building codes are there to make homes safe and people safe. Nobody should have to pay for their safety. If the government makes rules and regulations, we should all have access to this written information free of charge for us to view at any given time. It is especially frustrating when you have to pay the full price, but you are only dealing with one small section of the building code e.
If ignorance of the law is no excuse, then there is no excuse for withholding the information needed to manufacture a compliant system! I use it regularly in my FR-EN translation work mostly architectural drawing analyses for conformity with the code, so I have to get the English wording right. Yes, we should be able to access the Code for free. Seriously, leave it to government beauracracy to make regulations and then make you pay to see what they are.
If you read what it does in the act that created it , you may understand what may play a part in it. The funds that it makes goes back to the NRC to make up to date building models, and fire safety models. The same goes for the Canadian Association of Standards. It would be nice to see them to allow apprentices access to these via their apprenticeship number at a discounted rate. I am an architect in Scotland.
Hard copies are charged for. Hope this may be of assistance to those preparing their arguments for easy access. Robin, thanks for reading us in Scotland, and for your information on the free building standards portal over there.
And there it is…. It is important that Canadians have access to important regulations pertaining to safety. What goes with the Ontario building code and the Ontario Electrical Code?? Why should we pay to get information on public safety developed with tax payer money?
As a student I am only able to access the national building code at school. Having free access to the Code for the duration of study for students would allow a more thorough understanding of the material. The free dissemination of the NBC will have a positive effect on the building industry increasing compliance that would more than compensate the government for the costs of research and publishing.
I believe that free access will help promote quality in the trades and alleviate a burden for small to medium sized builders.
As taxpayers, we paid for research and maintenance of various boards and research facilities. We do not have access to this information, having paid for it countless times over. When will this gouging of honest, hard working Canadians ever end.
A constant source of revenue from hundreds of various conduits, to maintain 6 figure salary of such indifferent bureaucrats. Some of which, could care less about this country and those who support the good for which it used to stand for. This reckless abandonment of the christian values we have held dear and treasured will certainly result in our ultimate demise.
This is shown to be evident, in many recent ongoing, within some corrupt elements of those in positions of authority. Need only watch the evening news. When does this gouging ever end. God help us. Yes I feel it infringes on my rights as a citizen to not make building code available to a person planning a new construction. I feel it nothing less than a money grab and some power hungry inspector will tell you falsely something is code and you have no way of telling right or wrong without paying for something temporarily.
This should be changed. It is absolutely ludicrous that this information must be paid for and most especially at such a high price. We pay enough taxes and downloadable information costs very little to provide. The price is high yes. Part of any competent carpenters tool bag. If the building codes have been written by government.
We as tax payers have already purchased every single code and law book ever made. It should all be free. Its our right. People are more likely to not check the standards and do a job wrong. I agree that anyone should have free access to the National Building Code.
It is ridicules that anyone should have to pay for it. When real caring and responsible politics became obsolete, we the public, can only be left with apparent economic terrorists using the laws in majority style to protect them. For these terrorists, the tax vacuum machine never ends, and soon they want to tax the air, called carbon tax, how far these crooks will go? I am a homeowner in dispute with my contractor over workmanship.
How is a consumer, let alone a contractor, supposed to afford this? Complete Sham!!! I am a flooring contractor, no government issued regulation document should cost the public money!
This should not be allowed. They make lots of money elsewhere taxing and such. This safety related document should not be locked up with a dollar price tag. Complete sham!! I ran into this issue recently and have to say i was surprised to find that i was actually expected to PAY to be able to access building codes.
If these codes are legislated and enforceable by law, how can they not be public domain?
Without public access, that leaves everyone to the mercy of contractors and inspectors, with no way to know if what they are being told is factual, minus paying hundreds for a code book that most people will only use once or twice in a lifetime.
Issuance of the Building Codes become a very good business for those, who is responsible for their publishing I believe this is our Government and their institutions. This is multi million dollar business for the minor changes, they are doing. Also consider, that these codes still have some major mistakes, like for example design wind load for Vancouver: For example first Building Code in Canada was issued in or Another sample is Washington State in US.
The Code available on-line for anybody want to watch it. I think it is absurd that we are held to a standard but unless we pay the government hundreds of dollars, we will not be allowed to know what that standard is. You are held to a standard which is not readily accessible to you but if you fail to meet the standard you are held financially responsible. I agree with Mr. I would think that this information would be cheaper or free with all of the taxes we, as small business owners, have to pay.
I agree. Not a big outlay in comparison to a costly deficiency fix due to not knowing the code! A couple of months ago, I was looking for information regarding elevators…to my surprise the NBC was not available on-line, unless I paid for it. All laws and regulations should be available for free to all citizens. It is ridiculous that citizens have to pay for access to laws or regulations when they pay taxes.
It is their basic right to have free access to regulations such as the National Building Code. I am dumbfounded. This set of standards is only available for sale? For heavens sake, we want people using it, and we want our standards known …. All builders should follow the National Building Code so it should be available online for free.
I am an apprentice going through training right now and I was required to purchase the NBC. That part I do not have a problem with. As a carpenter, it is our job to know the code. We purchase tools all the time to make sure the job is done correctly and efficiently. The NBC is just that, a tool. It gives us the information we need to do the job correctly the first time. The Alberta Building Code  was adopted by provincial regulation on 2 September The British Columbia Building Code  is based on the core concepts of the National Building Code with some variations specific to the province.
Prior to the enactment of the first Ontario Building Code Act in , individual municipalities were responsible for developing their own building codes, resulting in a fragmented and potentially confusing regulatory environment. The introduction of a provincial Building Code Act and a provincial Building Code addressed this problem by providing for uniform construction standards across Ontario. As of Jan. As of July 1, the Ontario Building Code was amended to address the issue of balcony glass breaking on newly constructed buildings.
The Building Act provides for the adoption of a Construction Code and a Safety Code for buildings, equipment intended for use by the public, and electric, plumbing, and pressure installations as well as installations intended to use, store, or distribute gas. Whereas the Construction Code applies to plan and estimate designers architects, engineers, technologists and contractors, the Safety Code is intended for owners of buildings, equipment, and facilities.
These two codes are adopted chapter by chapter and are progressively replacing the seven laws and thirty-odd regulations that were previously in effect. The goal of this process is, obviously, to simplify regulations, but also to better define the responsibilities of owners and construction professionals.
In force since November 7, The Quebec Code de Construction is not compulsory in the province. Municipalities have the option of adopting the code of their choice, with or without modifications. In fact, many municipalities do not have any building code officially in effect. This code is exclusive to the province.
Manitoba ,  New Brunswick ,  and Saskatchewan  have adopted the National Building Code as regulations under provincial acts. For most construction under federal jurisdiction the National Building Code of Canada is the applicable Code. Property under federal jurisdiction includes military bases, federal government land and airports. The intent of the Building Code is to detail the minimum provisions acceptable to maintain the safety of buildings, with specific regard to public health, fire protection, accessibility and structural sufficiency.
It is not a textbook for building design. The Building Code concerns construction , renovation , and demolition. The Code sets out technical requirements for the aforementioned project types and does not pertain to existing buildings. Part 1 gives the definitions and describes how the building code is applied.
Larger buildings are considered "Part 3 buildings" and parts 1 through 8 apply. Part 3 is the largest and most complicated part of the building code. It is intended to be used by engineers and architects.
Part 9 is very prescriptive and is intended to be able to be applied by contractors. The building code also references hundreds of other construction documents that are legally incorporated by reference and thus part of the enforceable code. This includes many design, material testing, installation and commissioning documents that are produced by a number of private organizations.