The BC Building Code Interpretation Committee is comprised of the following stakeholders;
AIBC / APEGBC / BOABC / POABC / City of Vancouver
The purpose of the BC Building Code Interpretation Committee is to :
- To facilitate province wide uniformity in the interpretation of the B.C. Building Code
- To receive, discuss and evaluate interpretation requests from code users
- To arrive at a consensus on the final wording of each interpretation for signature by the Chair
- To disseminate the completed interpretations to code users
The committee is not time-sensitive, meaning it can not, and should not, be used to provide immediate site-specific interpretation.
The committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month with the intention of providing generic interpretations that can form a basis for greater conformity and consistency in code use and application.
The committee has developed an interpretation request form and a format for response. It can be accessed here. Interpretation Request Form
All requests will be acknowledged and results will be provided in writing. The decisions of the committee are made by consensus with each voting member in attendance having a vote. At least one member from each of the four associations must be present in order for a vote to take place.
2017 Voting Members
Bob Light – Committee Chair
City of Vancouver
- Ernie Nishi – Secretary
- Jun’ichi Jensen, Building and Safety Standards, Province of BC
- Open – Office of the Fire Commissioner
- Vacant – Homeowner Protection Office
INTERPRETATION COMMITTEE REQUESTS-ALL