FOIPPA Foundations is a free, interactive, online course that was just published today on privacy and access fundamentals in BC for public body employees in the broader public sector, as well as BC government employees and contracted service providers.
As of March 28, 2022, code users can access the latest, updated editions of the National Model Codes, including the National Building Code of Canada 2020, the National Fire Code of Canada 2020, the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2020, and the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020. The Codes are developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC), and are published by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
The CCBFC has included nearly 400 updates in the latest editions of the National Model Codes. These replace the 2015 and 2017 editions of the codes.
How to access the codes
Previous editions of the codes also remain available through these websites.
Provincial and territorial code regulations
Provincial and territorial governments have legislative authority over building design and construction within their jurisdictions, and adopt or adapt the National Model Codes into regulation in order for them to come into effect.
Provinces and territories were provided with advance copies of the latest code changes in December 2021, so that they could prepare regulations based on the updates.
Current provincial and territorial building, fire, plumbing and energy regulations will remain in effect until these latest editions of the National Model Codes are adopted, with or without modifications, by the provincial or territorial authority having jurisdiction.
For enquiries about the active code regulations in your jurisdiction, please contact your provincial or territorial ministry.
About the code development process
The CCBFC develops the National Model Codes on a 5-year cycle. It is the organization responsible for the independent code development process, and the regular review and updating of the codes.
The NRC provides the CCBFC with administrative support and evidence-based knowledge to inform the Commission’s technical committees.
For information about the code changes and provisions in the National Model Codes or details about the National Model Codes development system, please contact the CCBFC at CCBFCSecretary-SecretaireCCCBPI@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.
The Manufactured Housing Association of British Columbia (MHABC) is providing Association members with complimentary registration to its 2022 BC Modular Housing Summit. This event is being held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre from May 2-4, 2022. The pre-registration form and more information about the event can be found on the MHABC website.
When pre-registering for this event, please indicate that you are a BOABC member where the registration form asks for your company name.
We would like to thank the MHABC for supporting our members’ professional development and we look forward to further collaboration in the future.
The BOABC Annual Conference & AGM is being held at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria, BC from May 15 – 18, 2022.
In-person attendance is subject to provincial health requirements, including masking and vaccines.
Please click below to view the agenda. The agenda is subject to change, please check the Association website frequently for the current version. Printed versions will be available at the event.
Nominations & Motions
The Association maintains two awards programs: the NEW Student Awards Program and the Association Service Awards.
The Student Awards are being offered for the first time in 2022 to increase access to Association educational programs and help interested individuals become building and plumbing officials.
The Association Service Awards, the Casey van den Broek and Jim Robison awards, were established in 2000 to recognize members for outstanding service to the Association and building regulatory system.
For more information about Association Awards programs, including how to apply for a Student Award or nominate someone for an Association Service Award, please click HERE.
Please click here to view the Fire Stopping – Dampers (Part 2) presentation from December 2, 2021.
Under the Building Act, qualified building and plumbing officials must complete 10 (or the prorated portion thereof) worth of eligible professional development (CPD) activities and enter these in their member portal prior to December 31, 2021.
Qualified officials must also submit an annual report confirming that they are members of the Association in good standing and have completed the required professional development by December 31.
To enter professional development (CPD) points and submit the annual report, members must login to their member profile.
Officials who do not complete their professional development activities or submit an annual report by December 31, 2021 will be removed from the Register of Qualified Building and Plumbing Officials and will no longer be qualified to make compliance decisions about building regulations on behalf of a local authority.
Please click here to view the Best Practices for Collecting and Delivering Evidence presentation from October 28, 2021.
Presentation Topic: Joint Professionals Practice Guidelines – Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Storeys
Date: February 1, 2022
Registration and Log-in: 8:30am – 9:00am (PST)
Online Workshop: 9:00am – 1:00pm (PST)
Registration Fee: $149.00 + GST
Further details about the event, including a meeting link, will be sent to you 1 day prior to the event when you register.
Registration: Click here to register
CPD Eligibility: 4 points – Category A4
This online workshop will provide a more in-depth look at the Joint Professional Practice Guidelines – Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Storeys. These new guidelines were published on March 30, 2021, and were prepared jointly by Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC). The workshop will be broken into a series of 20-30 minute segments where the presenters will discuss the key professional practice and technical considerations of their respective disciplines. These discipline-specific segments will be complemented with two panel discussions, featuring multiple disciplines. The panel discussions will focus on collaboration and coordination, clash detection, general construction considerations, and construction fire safety.
Oliver Lang, Architect AIBC, AAA, NY-USA, NRW-Ger, MRAIC, Int.Assoc.AIA
CEO, Co-Founder, Intelligent City and Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture
Graham Finch, P.Eng., M.A.Sc.
Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science
Andrew Harmsworth, P.Eng., M.Eng., PE, CP, FEC
GHL Consultants Ltd.
Bob Heikkila, P.Eng., CP, FEC
Director, Jensen Hughes
Steve Meszaros, P.Eng., M.Sc.
Technical Director/Principal, RWDI
Grant Newfield, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., B.Sc., M.Eng.
Principal, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
Ken Newbert, P.Eng.
Technical Director, Integral Group Consulting (BC) LLP
Dejan Curcin, P.Eng. LEED CP
Senior Associate, Buildings Engineering – Electrical, Stantec Consulting
Teresa Coady, FRAIC Architect AIBC AIA iiSBE LEED Fellow
Certified Professional Program Manager
Allison DenToom, P.Eng., PE
Practice Advisor, Professional Practice, Standards & Development