Public Review of Proposed Changes to the 2020 National Model Codes

November 24, 2022

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) is inviting the public to take part in the first public review of proposed changes to the 2020 editions of the 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 public review will run from October 24 to December 23, 2022. You will receive a Construction Innovation email update with details on how to participate in the coming weeks.

The public review will provide code users and stakeholders with a detailed look at the changes being considered and an opportunity to comment on whether the proposed changes should be approved, modified or withdrawn. Comments received can also inform improvements to the proposed changes being considered. Following the public review, all comments 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, which are published by the National Research Council of Canada.

Members of the industry are encouraged to participate in this process. Feedback on the proposed changes will help shape the National Model Codes, which are adopted, with or without modifications, by the provincial or territorial authority having jurisdiction over local building, fire, plumbing, and energy regulations.

Public reviews for future sets of proposed changes to the 2020 editions of the Codes are also planned to take place in 2023 and 2024.

For further information, please contact the CCBFC at CCBFCSecretary-SecretaireCCCBPI@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

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