The public review process provides an opportunity for the public to take a detailed look at the proposed changes and to comment on each one as to whether it should be approved, altered, or rejected.
Once proposed changes to Codes Canada publications are recommended by the appropriate Standing Committee(s), the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the review of those changes during yearly public reviews held in the fall. As the provinces and territories sometimes hold their own public reviews on proposed changes to provincial or territorial codes, please check with your provincial or territorial ministry responsible for construction codes.
When necessary, public reviews may also be held at other times of the year. All public reviews are broadly announced in Construction Innovation, the NRC Construction Research Centre's newsletter, and through e-mail notification. The proposed changes are posted on-line for a two-month period.
The 2018 public review is now closed.
The next public review of proposed changes to the 2015 editions of the National Building, Fire, and Plumbing codes and the National Energy Code for Buildings will be held from October 22 to December 23, 2019. A final public review will take place in January 2020.
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To request archived proposed changes, please Contact Codes Canada.