Learn about changes to B.C. Building Code

Changes to the B.C. Building Code that came into effect in late December will be the subject of a free information session Feb. 28.

Changes to the B.C. Building Code that came into effect in late December will be the subject of a free information session Feb. 28 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the regional district boardroom at 550B Comox Rd. in Courtenay.

The new code introduced more than 800 changes to building permit and plumbing permit requirements. It includes changes that encourage energy efficiency and sustainable, green, healthy buildings. It also includes more stringent seismic design requirements for houses, and new requirements for assisted living care housing.  All property owners, contractors and developers applying for building permits will be doing so under the new code.

The BC Building Code applies to the construction of buildings, including extensions, substantial alterations, buildings undergoing a change for occupancy, green building specifications, and upgrading of buildings to remove an unacceptable hazard. It applies the core concepts of the National Building Code, combined with elements specific to B.C.’s unique needs.

Although the session is free, space is limited.

RSVP to sstephens@comoxvalleyrd.ca or 334-6043 by Monday.

An overview of code changes can be found at http://bit.ly/UP5Cc9.

— Comox Valley Regional District

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