The Ministry of Housing continues to review feedback on the new BC Codes and expects to confirm the updated codes in fall 2023. An implementation date is not available at this time. Until the new BC Codes are adopted, the current BC Codes will continue to be in force.

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BC Codes 2018

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.


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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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

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