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November 2018

Decoding the Building Code changes: Be sure to sign up for BC Housing’s Building Smart training series


We’ve all known it was coming and now it’s almost here: the rollout of mandatory changes to the BC Building Code. The good news is that you can be prepared for the changes. BC Housing is offering a province-wide training series, Building Smart: 2018 Building Code Changes, to get you up to speed by the December 10 rollout date.

Training sessions will explore a variety of approaches to comply with each of the coming Code changes. These include, for example, new provisions in Part 9 for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards and other design elements. Building Smart will focus on the requirements that apply to single-family and low-rise residential buildings.

BC Housing developed the training series in collaboration with the Building and Safety Standards Branch, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, the Building Officials’ Association of BC, Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, Architectural Institute of BC and new home warranty providers.

BC Housing encourages everyone to spread the word about Building Smart to friends and colleagues in the industry. Click below to register either for a session in your local community or a webinar:


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