Pending Codes Changes
Want to know about construction codes changes before they're implemented? You've come to the right place! On this page, we'll highlight proposed codes changes affecting our industry, thanks to the dedicated work of our Codes Committee and our codes consultant.
Ontario Building Code - 2020 Cycle
- Leakage Rated Doors: 2 changes have been proposed for leakage rated doors - to 18.104.22.168 (installation of closures) and 22.214.171.124 (determination of ratings). The change to 126.96.36.199 references NFPA105 for installation of smoke dampers and 188.8.131.52 specifies that leakage rate of smoke dampers are to be determined in accordance with CAN/ULC-S112.1. Read the details here (requires a PDF reader).
BC Building Code - 2018
The Government of BC has adopted the 2018 edition of the BC Building Code, effective December 10, 2018. This new edition aligns the BC Code more closely with the 2015 edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC). Among changes of interest to DHI Canada members will be those regarding the installation of leakage-rated door assemblies in some fire separations (consistent with the NBCC 2015). There have also been changes to the accessibility standards, although the minimum clear width remains at 850 mm. For more information, please see the BC Government's Codes website. A new version of the BC Fire Code is expected to be adopted later this fall, again with an effective date of December 10.