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Volunteers sought for the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC)

March 2, 2015 | By HPAC Magazine

The search for candidates to serve on the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) is on. The CCBFC oversees nine standing committees that work on the Canadian building, fire, plumbing and energy codes that form the basis of provincial and territorial regulations. The National Research Council, which houses the Commission, is looking for volunteers to represent all regions of Canada and all sectors of the construction industry that use national and provincial codes. Candidates should also have a broad knowledge of policy and code-related matters.

CCBFC members are selected for their expertise and experience with the codes but not as representatives of special interest groups. The Commission tries to balance representation from industry and regulatory and general interest sectors by geographic region. Incoming commission members will be appointed for a five-year term beginning September 1, 2015, for the next code development cycle. The workload is estimated at about five to 10 days a year, and while there is no remuneration, travel and accommodation costs for meetings are reimbursed.

Interested parties should send an expression of interest to the Secretary of the CCBFC using the online form by March 26, 2015: www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/solutions/advisory/codes_centre/volunteer.html. Candidates should also e-mail a 120-word summary of their relevant experience and their résumé to codes.ccbfc.nomination@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.



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