National Building Code of Canada 2005 (incorporating Quebec amendments) Volume 1
|Publication Date:||1 January 2008|
The National Building Code of Canada 2005, together with the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2005 and the National Fire Code of Canada 2005, is an objective-based National Model Code that can be adopted by provincial and territorial governments.
In Canada, provincial and territorial governments have the authority to enact legislation that regulates building design and construction within their jurisdictions. This legislation may include the adoption of the National Building Code (NBC) without change or with modifications to suit local needs, and the enactment of other laws and regulations regarding building design and construction, including the requirements for professional involvement.
The NBC is a model code that helps promote consistency among provincial and territorial building codes. Persons involved in the design or construction of a building should consult the provincial or territorial government concerned to find out which building code is applicable.