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Public Now Able to Review Proposed Changes to 2020 National Model Codes

October 26, 2022 | By HPAC Magazine

The public review window is open until Dec. 23, and the next edition of National codes are due to be published in 2025.

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC), the committee of volunteers appointed by the National Research Council of Canada responsible for the development of the National Model Codes, is inviting code users and the broader public to take part in the public review of the first set of proposed changes to the 2020 editions of Canada’s National Model Codes, including the National Building Code of Canada, the National Fire Code of Canada, the National Plumbing Code of Canada, and the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings.

The first set of proposed changes to the 2020 Codes can be viewed on the CCBFC’s website. Participants can provide their feedback on proposed changes until December 23, 2022.

Following the public review, all comments received will be considered by the relevant code development committees, and recommendations on the proposed changes will be made.

If approved, the changes will be included in the 2025 editions of the National Model Codes.

Canada’s National Model Codes are developed on a five-year cycle. The 2020 editions of the Codes were delayed and released in March 2022. The next editions are currently expected to be published in 2025.




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