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The BC 2018 Codes came into effect on December 10, 2018.

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The intent statements, as well the objectives and functional statements for each code requirement in the model National Building, Plumbing and Fire codes are available at http://codes-guides.nrc.ca/IA/15NBC/intentframe.html. Code users should note that, due to some variations in requirements between the model national codes and the BC codes, not all intent statements, objectives and functional statements listed are relevant to all BC code requirements. The objectives and functional statements attributed to the requirements of the BC codes are listed in the Code. Intent statements are not part of the BC codes regulations.

There are two types of indicators:

  1. The blue underlined text in BC Codes 2018 means it is a BCBC 2018 change.
  2. The blue text, no underline, which also has a vertical line in the outside margin denotes a new NBC change.
For more information review the Preface.

All content questions/inquiries are to be submitted to the Building and Safety Standards Branch. Email: codequestion@gov.bc.ca

The 2019 Vancouver By-laws came into effect on November 1, 2019.

All content questions/inquiries are to be submitted to the City of Vancouver.

Email: cbo@vancouver.ca

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