The 2018 BC Codes

The British Columbia Codes 2018 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 additions, substantial alterations, buildings undergoing a change for occupancy, and upgrading of buildings to remove an unacceptable hazard. more info

BC Fire Code

The BC Fire Code contains 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. more info

BC Plumbing Code

The BC Plumbing Code (Book II of the BC Building Code) applies to the design, construction, extension, alteration, renewal or repair of plumbing systems. more info

The 2012 BC Codes are in effect until December 9, 2018. Click here to view listing of available 2012 BC Code products.

Public Library Access

Access to the British Columbia Codes 2018 online will be coming soon via Public Library Branches.

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