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National Construction Codes Committee seeking volunteers

April 16, 2024 | By HPAC Magazine

Development teams require experts across a broad range of disciplines including heating ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, fire protection, energy efficiency and more.

The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is seeking volunteers to serve on code development committees for the 2030 code cycle of the National Model Codes (National Building Code of Canada, the National Fire Code of Canada, the National Plumbing Code of Canada, the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, and the National Farm Building Code of Canada).

The committee work is expected to kickoff in January 2025.

Code development for the 2030 codes will include topics such as accessibility, climate change mitigation and adaptation, alterations to existing buildings, housing supply, harmonization, performance-based solutions, and other targeted technical topics and maintenance tasks.

The Board is looking to recruit volunteers who reflect Canada’s regional and ethnic diversity, have broad knowledge of the Codes, and have technical expertise and lived experience in areas that pertain to building design, construction and use.

Work on the National Model Codes requires experts across a broad range of disciplines including: heating ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, fire protection, energy efficiency, environmental science, and hazardous materials and activities.

codesThe CBHCC is looking for volunteers from the regulatory community, industry, manufacturers, material production and supply, standard development organizations, researchers, academia and others with an interest in code development.

Anyone interested in volunteering can apply through the CBHCC’s website before May 6, 2024.

Applicants are asked to submit their qualification credentials and a summary of their experience and expertise.

The application will remain open beyond this date for candidates who would like to put their name forward to be considered as a potential replacement on a code development committee (if needed) and for those interested in being considered for task groups that will be established during the code cycle to work on specific issues.

Appointments are not paid positions; however, for committee members, travel expenses incurred in attending in-person, approved code committee meetings will be reimbursed, and hospitality will be provided.

For more information about volunteering on a code development committee, contact the CBHCC Secretary: CBHCCSecretary-SecretaireCCHCC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.




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