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Building Code

Future Strategy and Direction for Building Regulations and BC Building Code processes

In terms of building regulations, the Province of BC relies on the National Building Code as the model document- using the Vancouver Building Bylaw as well as the BC Building Code outside of Vancouver.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:30
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The History of Building Size Limits in the Building Code

Over the last 80 years, prescriptive height and area limitations have remained relatively unchanged in North American building codes while technological advances and fire service capabilities have improved considerably. Through an examination of historical code development and identification of the risk factors on which codes are based, we can set the stage for a re-examination of public perception with regard to combustible construction.

Start date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 17:30
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Justice Institute Offers CP Program course in Fall 2007

The Certified Professional Course covers detailed applications of Divisions A, B and C of the 2006 BC Building Code plus the 2007 Vancouver By-law, and requirements to operate as a Certified Professional in the Cities of Vancouver, Surrey and other participating municipalities.

There are two options for attending this course:

  • building code part of the course only (19 sessions) or
  • full Certified Professional course (26 sessions)

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