The Province has adopted the 2024 editions of the British Columbia Building Code, including Book II Plumbing Systems, and Fire Code (BC Codes 2024) which will come into effect on March 8, 2024.

For information on how to download a free copy of the new BC Codes 2024, please visit the Building and Safety Standards website. Print publications are anticipated to be available for purchase online later in 2024.

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BC Fire Code 2018

The BC Fire Code (BCFC) is a provincial regulation containing technical requirements for the construction, use or demolition of buildings and facilities and the design, construction and use of specific elements of facilities related to certain fire hazards, and protection measures for the current or intended use of buildings.


The Province of BC is now offering the BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes online at no charge. This aligns with the Federal Government of Canada's recently announced changes to the National Model Codes.

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