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Seminars to clarify Alberta codes and National Energy Code

By Doug Picklyk   

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The new Alberta Building Code 2014 and Alberta Fire Code 2014 are now in effect. The 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings, as well as the energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings (Section 9.36 of the Building Code), will follow in the coming year. The National Research Council (NRC) is offering seminars on the technical changes in the 2014 Alberta Building and Fire Codes and the National Energy Code.

Seminars are slated for Calgary on September 2 and 3, 2015 and in Edmonton on September 17 and 18, 2015.

The seminars are designed to help code users familiarize themselves with the new code features and technical updates. Technical advisors from the NRC will: address changes to the 2010 National Code provisions including those specific to Alberta; explain why they were created; illustrate their impact; and introduce the new energy requirements in the National Codes.

According to the NRC, builders, codes officials, manufacturers, fire protection services, designers, architects, engineers and people with an interest in construction and codes will benefit from these technically-detailed summaries on changes to the building, fire, plumbing and energy codes.

The seminars will offer clarification on technical changes affecting: care occupancy; fire safety updates; six-storey wood construction; structural updates; radon gas protection; new energy requirements (commercial, small buildings and housing); and use and egress of stairs, ramps, handrails and guards.

See the seminar agendas on the right. For more information e-mail  NRC.CodesSeminars-Séminairessurlescodes.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.



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