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The same goes for the Canadian Association of Standards. It would be nice to see them to allow apprentices access to these via their apprenticeship number at a discounted rate. I am an architect in Scotland. Hard copies are charged for. Hope this may be of assistance to those preparing their arguments for easy access. Robin, thanks for reading us in Scotland, and for your information on the free building standards portal over there. And there it is….
It is important that Canadians have access to important regulations pertaining to safety. What goes with the Ontario building code and the Ontario Electrical Code?? Why should we pay to get information on public safety developed with tax payer money? As a student I am only able to access the national building code at school.
Having free access to the Code for the duration of study for students would allow a more thorough understanding of the material.
The free dissemination of the NBC will have a positive effect on the building industry increasing compliance that would more than compensate the government for the costs of research and publishing.
I believe that free access will help promote quality in the trades and alleviate a burden for small to medium sized builders. As taxpayers, we paid for research and maintenance of various boards and research facilities. We do not have access to this information, having paid for it countless times over. When will this gouging of honest, hard working Canadians ever end. A constant source of revenue from hundreds of various conduits, to maintain 6 figure salary of such indifferent bureaucrats.
Some of which, could care less about this country and those who support the good for which it used to stand for. This reckless abandonment of the christian values we have held dear and treasured will certainly result in our ultimate demise. This is shown to be evident, in many recent ongoing, within some corrupt elements of those in positions of authority.
Need only watch the evening news. When does this gouging ever end.
God help us. Yes I feel it infringes on my rights as a citizen to not make building code available to a person planning a new construction. I feel it nothing less than a money grab and some power hungry inspector will tell you falsely something is code and you have no way of telling right or wrong without paying for something temporarily. This should be changed. It is absolutely ludicrous that this information must be paid for and most especially at such a high price.
We pay enough taxes and downloadable information costs very little to provide.
The price is high yes. Part of any competent carpenters tool bag. If the building codes have been written by government. We as tax payers have already downloadd every single code and law book ever made. It should all be free. Its our right. People are more likely to not check the standards and do a job wrong. I agree that anyone should have free access to the National Building Code. It is ridicules that anyone should have to pay for it. When real caring and responsible politics became obsolete, we the public, can only be left with apparent economic terrorists using the laws in majority style to protect them.
For these terrorists, the tax vacuum machine never ends, and soon they want to tax the air, called carbon tax, how far these crooks will go? I am a homeowner in dispute with my contractor over workmanship. How is a consumer, let alone a contractor, supposed to afford this? Complete Sham!!!
I am a flooring contractor, no government issued regulation document should cost the public money! This should not be allowed. They make lots of money elsewhere taxing and such.
This safety related document should not be locked up with a dollar price tag. Complete sham!! I ran into this issue recently and have to say i was surprised to find that i was actually expected to PAY to be able to access building codes.
If these codes are legislated and enforceable by law, how can they not be public domain? Without public access, that leaves everyone to the mercy of contractors and inspectors, with no way to know if what they are being told is factual, minus paying hundreds for a code book that most people will only use once or twice in a lifetime. Issuance of the Building Codes become a very good business for those, who is responsible for their publishing I believe this is our Government and their institutions.
This is multi million dollar business for the minor changes, they are doing. Also consider, that these codes still have some major mistakes, like for example design wind load for Vancouver: For example first Building Code in Canada was issued in or Another sample is Washington State in US. The Code available on-line for anybody want to watch it.
I think it is absurd that we are held to a standard but unless we pay the government hundreds of dollars, we will not be allowed to know what that standard is. You are held to a standard which is not readily accessible to you but if you fail to meet the standard you are held financially responsible. I agree with Mr. I would think that this information would be cheaper or free with all of the taxes we, as small business owners, have to pay.
I agree. Not a big outlay in comparison to a costly deficiency fix due to not knowing the code! A couple of months ago, I was looking for information regarding elevators…to my surprise the NBC was not available on-line, unless I paid for it. All laws and regulations should be available for free to all citizens. It is ridiculous that citizens have to pay for access to laws or regulations when they pay taxes.
It is their basic right to have free access to regulations such as the National Building Code. I am dumbfounded. This set of standards is only available for sale? For heavens sake, we want people using it, and we want our standards known …. All builders should follow the National Building Code so it should be available online for free. I am an apprentice going through training right now and I was required to download the NBC. That part I do not have a problem with.
As a carpenter, it is our job to know the code. We download tools all the time to make sure the job is done correctly and efficiently. The NBC is just that, a tool. It gives us the information we need to do the job correctly the first time. So downloading another tool is just part of the job for me.
One thing I would like to have is an app on my phone that has the entirety of the NBC so I can easily access the information I need on the job without having to lug a giant book everywhere I go. Then make it free to access with the number given with your already downloadd codebook.
I would like to use the NECB more often and be nice to have open access at no cost and not beg, borrow, ask advice. Since the Building Codes are to the benefit of anyone occupying a building for any purpose they should be free for online access which costs the least to produce and updates the easiest and paid for by a small amount added to property taxes.
It should be free to download or viewed by every one, just same like the city by law. How funny is that. Apparently, the NBC is not law, and has no force of law until adopted by a municipality. Interesting but true.
A primary responsibility of government is to inform citizens of their rights AND their responsibilities. Codes need to be available online for free.
We all pay more than enough taxes to cover this cost times over. People in the construction industry need access to codes so they can do their jobs properly. Canadian and Provincial building codes should be free to view and copy on-line just as all laws, acts and regulations should be. This is our corrupt government for you!!!! To say the least it is another form of taxation. Interpretation especially between Building inspectors on how they interpret how the code is written can make things difficult on any project imho.
So that people can understand that work they are getting done in their home is legal and safe for their family especially for kids. Most ridiculous thing……. I am not a contractor, but was merely interested in some of the issues contained in the Code. They should be free to Contractors and the general public. Everything else is, such as various federal regulations, Acts, etc.
Especially in this time when everyone accesses the internet for information. I cannot imagine how time-consuming it would be for a contractor to haul out a book which they would have to have with them at all times, just to check a certain section. Some jurisdictions create their own code based on the National Building Code, other jurisdictions have adopted the National Building often with supplementary laws or regulations to the requirements in the National Building Code.
Alberta[ edit ] By agreement with the National Research Council of Canada,  Alberta is committed to using the National Building Code of Canada as its base document with changes and modifications to suit Alberta needs in regulating the design, construction, alteration, change of use and demolition of buildings.
The Alberta Building Code was established by the Building Technical Council, a technical council of the Safety Codes Council,  after consultation with municipal authorities, provincial government departments, associations, other affected parties and Code users.
The Alberta Building Code  was adopted by provincial regulation on 2 September Building Code Interpretations - interpretations on Code items Building Code Bulletins - additional explanatory information on Code items or general Code topics British Columbia[ edit ] The British Columbia Building Code  is based on the core concepts of the National Building Code with some variations specific to the province.
The introduction of a provincial Building Code Act and a provincial Building Code addressed this problem by providing for uniform construction standards across Ontario. Quebec[ edit ] The Building Act provides for the adoption of a Construction Code and a Safety Code for buildings, equipment intended for use by the public, and electric, plumbing, and pressure installations as well as installations intended to use, store, or distribute gas. Whereas the Construction Code applies to plan and estimate designers architects, engineers, technologists and contractors, the Safety Code is intended for owners of buildings, equipment, and facilities.
These two codes are adopted chapter by chapter and are progressively replacing the seven laws and thirty-odd regulations that were previously in effect. The goal of this process is, obviously, to simplify regulations, but also to better define the responsibilities of owners and construction professionals. In force since November 7, The Quebec Code de Construction is not compulsory in the province.
Municipalities have the option of adopting the code of their choice, with or without modifications. In fact, many municipalities do not have any building code officially in effect.