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Proposed changes to the 2020 National Model Code to undergo public review

Proposed changes to the 2020 National Model Code to undergo public review

OTTAWA – The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is inviting code users, the codes community and the public to participate in the spring 2024 public review of proposed changes to the 2020 editions of the National Model Codes.

The proposed changes included in the public review address topics in the National Building Code of Canada, the National Fire Code of Canada, the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, and the National Plumbing Code of Canada.

The purpose of this public review is to provide a detailed look at proposed technical changes and seek comment as to whether it should be approved, altered or withdrawn.

The national public review runs until July 29. It will close at 11:59 p.m. PDT after which comments will no longer be accepted.

The result of the public review process is a collection of comments on proposed code changes. The comments are sorted and analyzed by Codes Canada staff who are familiar with the development of the proposed changes and who develop a draft resolution to each comment, indicates a release, adding the draft resolutions are validated by the responsible code development committees, which form the recommendations to the CBHCC.

The CBHCC decides which changes will be published in the next edition of the National Model Codes based on the recommendations of the code development committees.

To participate in the review, access the proposed changes on the CBHCC website and provide feedback.

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