BC Building Code Amendments Update Revision 5

The BC Building Code revisions effective May 1, 2023, have now been consolidated within the online content.

To view the consolidated content online go to: www.bcpublications.ca.

Where can I view content prior to May 1, 2023 online?

For any sections impacted by these recent revisions, a “Point in time” folder has been created which allows you to view the content as it read prior to May 1, 2023. The “Point in time” folders are accessible within each Part if applicable.

How do I update a binder copy?

For all binder users, the revised sections are accessible and printable on your own device. To access and print the revised sections visit:

BC Building Code: https://www.bccodes.ca/BCBC_Revision_5.01.pdf

For a convenience copy of the changes, visit https://energystepcode.ca/requirements/#bcbc-2018-rev-5

To help interpret the Code changes, the Province has released three technical bulletins which provide further information. Two bulletins provide clarity regarding application of the new energy efficiency compliance pathways and the Zero Carbon Step Code, while a third is an overview of interest to planners and other local government staff regarding how the BC Building Code changes may affect local bylaws or incentives.

To facilitate compliance with the Code, updated compliance tools for Part 9 and Part 3 buildings have also been released for user testing and feedback.

If you have questions or feedback, please contact building.safety@gov.bc.ca