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CWC: Overview Of Canadian Building Codes
Canadian Wood Council provides an overview of Canadian Building Codes including national code system, objective based format, enforcement, parts of code, buildings requiring design professionals & prescriptive design, publications, and codes in US and other countries.

National Codes: Canada's National Model Construction Codes Development System
Canadian National Codes site explains how the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes develops the national model codes, what should be included, roles of codes, and provincial & territorial input.

NRC: New Name & Look For 2015 Canadian Construction Codes
Canadian National Research Council says the national model codes governing construction in Canada, the National Building Code, National Fire Code, National Plumbing Code and National Energy Code for Buildings, are now collectively called Codes Canada.
Industry Sectors

CCBFC: Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes
Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes develops and maintains six Canadian model construction and fire codes and oversees the work of several standing committees, special purpose committees, and task groups. CCBFC members are chosen from across Canada and appointed by the National Research Council.

JENSEN HUGHES: BC & US Code Consulting Services
JENSEN HUGHES has earned a reputation as a trusted expert among regulators, legislators, and inspectors. As members of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Code Council (I-Codes) and other regulatory organizations, their engineers participate in the development of code and fire safety requirements and routinely draw on their deep knowledge of code requirements and regulatory intent to provide code consulting and architectural support to develop and obtain approval for code equivalencies, variances, or alternate means and methods. Their background in fire testing, research, and development allows them to formulate solutions that are both safe and acceptable to regulators.

National Codes: Overview Of National Code Adoption Across Canada
Canadian National Codes site describes how the national model building, fire, and plumbing codes are adopted in the various provinces and territories across Canada.

Ontario Gov: Resource Site On Ontario Building Code
Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing provides resources on the Ontario Building Code.

ULC: Authorities Responsible For Codes In Canada
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada provides a directory and links to code development and implementation authorities at national and provincial levels.
Information Sources

IRC: Construction Innovation Newsletter On Research & New Building Products
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction publishes Construction Innovation, a free quarterly newsletter that offers news of recent research results, product evaluations, code developments and conference highlights.

National Codes: Information On National Building Code
Canadian National Codes site provides information to get access to, and learn about the development and publication of the building, energy and safety codes that guide the design and construction of homes and other buildings in Canada.

National Codes: Links To Provincial Resources On Building Codes & Standards
Canadian National Codes site provides links to building code resources including provincial & territorial ministries, codes & standards, product & systems testing and evaluation, industry associations, and government departments and agencies.

NRC: Illustrated User Guide NBC 2015 Part 9 Housing & Small Buildings
National Research Council Canada sells the Illustrated User Guide NBC 2015 Part 9 Housing and Small Buildings. It features hundreds of graphics, examples and formulas. This latest edition includes updated illustrations that are more consistent with common architectural rendering and more easily understood. $75 Cdn
Issues & Performance

Resnet: Cost-Effectiveness For Residential Energy Codes
Florida Solar Energy Center report reviews options for economic indicators of cost effectiveness and reviews each options relevance to determining cost effectiveness of upgrading an energy code. The report concludes with a recommendation on the cost-effectiveness criteria that the State of Florida should adopt. (PDF)

US DOE: Energy Simulator For Energy Consumption
US Department of Energy provides EnergyPlus which is a whole building energy simulation program that engineers, architects, and researchers use to model energy and water use in buildings. Modeling the performance of a building with EnergyPlus enables building professionals to optimize the building design to use less energy and water. EnergyPlus models heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, other energy flows, and water use. EnergyPlus includes many innovative simulation capabilities: time-steps less than an hour, modular systems and plant integrated with heat balance-based zone simulation, multizone air flow, thermal comfort, water use, natural ventilation, and photovoltaic systems.
Procedures: Change Requests

National Codes: Process To Request Code Change
Canadian National Codes site provides documents and directions for recommending changes to the codes, with options for submitting online, or via document delivery.
Procedures: Changes Next Code

Construct Connect: Canadian National Building Code to Include Climate Change Obligations
Construct Connect says building designers will be obligated to create durability plans for new structures once new climate change standards are incorporated into building codes across the nation, some time after 2020, a Toronto Buildings Show workshop was told recently.

National Codes: Public Review Of Proposed Code Changes
Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the review of proposed changes to the National Model Codes. A national public review covers proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada, the National Fire Code of Canada, and the National Plumbing Code of Canada.

NRC: Changes In Part 9 Of Canadian NBC 2015
National Research Council summarizes the most significant changes affecting housing and small buildings in the Canadian National Building Code 2015 (NBC).
Procedures: Develop Codes

Industry Canada: Guide For Development Of Voluntary Codes
Industry Canada guide To Development & Use Of Voluntary Codes covers introduction, features, benefits, potential drawbacks, common characteristics, developing, implementing, and sources of more information.

National Codes: Canada's National Model Construction Codes Development System
Canadian National Codes site explains how the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes develops the national model codes, what should be included, roles of codes, and provincial & territorial input.

National Codes: How The National Codes Are Developed
Canadian National Codes provides an overview on how the National Codes are developed.
Procedures: Errata & Revisons

National Codes: Revisions & Errata For National Construction Codes
Canadian National Codes provides downloadable versions of revisions and errata for the National Building Code, Fire Code, and Plumbing Code.
Procedures: Existing Buildings

IRC: Applying Building Codes To Existing Buildings
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction digest explores the process by which building code requirements, which are generally developed for new construction, can be applied to existing buildings. 1984 (PDF)

IRC: Guide For Application Of Part 9 Of National Building Code To Existing buildings
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction provides this user guide that explains the principles by which Part 9 of the National Building Code could be applied to existing buildings. (PDF)
Procedures: Intent Statements

NRC: Intents Statements For Canadian National Building Code 2010
National Research Council of Canada online Supplement to the NBC 2010: Intent Statements contain useful information not available elsewhere that helps users understand the rationale behind each code requirement. This contributes to a more accurate interpretation and application of acceptable solutions and a clearer understanding of what alternative solutions should achieve.
Product Supply

Canada Gov: Now Free Access to Canadian National Codes
National Research Council now offers free access to Codes Canada publications. Electronic and downloadable editions of the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National Plumbing Code, and the National Energy Code for Buildings, as well as the provincial codes published by the National Research Council, are free of charge.

NRC: Online Viewing Of Canadian National Codes
Canadian National Building, Fire and Plumbing Codes and supplementary Guides are available through an on-line Web-based subscription service.

NRC: Purchasable National Building Code Of Canada
National Research Council Canada sells the National Model Codes and the User's Guide series, now collectively referred to as Codes Canada. Codes Canada 2015 are now available for purchase.
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