2012 BC Codes

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The British Columbia Codes 2012 provide the minimum requirements for a safely built environment and are the product of a unique partnership between industry practitioners, construction technology experts, and provincial regulators.

BC Building Code

The BC Building Code applies to the construction of buildings, including extensions, substantial alterations, buildings undergoing a change for occupancy, and upgrading of buildings to remove an unacceptable hazard.

BC Fire Code

The BC Fire Code contains technical requirements designed to provide an acceptable level of fire safety within a community.

BC Plumbing Code

The BC Plumbing Code (Part 7 of the BC Building Code) applies to the design, construction, extension, alteration, renewal or repair of plumbing systems.

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BC Building Code - 2012 (Binder - 2 Binder Set) $250 Purchase
BC Building and Plumbing Code - 2012 (3 Binder Set) $320 Purchase
BC Building Code - 2012 Update Package (Revisions 8 & 9 - Version 1.02) $19.26 Purchase
BC Building Code 2012 Update Package (includes Revisions 1 thru 7 - Version 1.01) $57.45 Purchase
BC Fire Code - 2012 (Binder) $140 Purchase
BC Plumbing Code - 2012 (Binder) $120 Purchase
BC Plumbing Code - 2012 (Spiral Bound Convenience Copy) $110 Purchase
BC Plumbing Code - 2012 Update Package (Revision 8 - Version 1.03) $12.40 Purchase
BC Plumbing Code 2012 Update Package (includes Revision 7 - Version 1.02) $16.26 Purchase
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