CBHCC Recruiting Volunteers for Code Development Committees

The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is seeking volunteers to serve on its code development committees for the 2030 code cycle.

The CBHCC is looking for volunteers who reflect Canada’s regional and ethnic diversity, have broad knowledge of the National Model Codes, and have technical expertise or lived experience in building design, construction, and use. Committee volunteers are critical to Canada’s code development process.

Code development for the 2030 Codes will include topics such as accessibility, climate change mitigation and adaptation, alterations to existing buildings, housing supply, harmonization of code requirements, performance-based solutions, and other targeted topics and maintenance tasks.

Serving on a code development committee is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of Canada’s National Model Codes. Anyone interested in volunteering on a code development committee for the 2030 code cycle can apply through the CBHCC’s website until May 6. Applicants will be asked to submit their professional credentials and a summary of their experience and expertise.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in preparation for the 2030 code cycle launch in January 2025. The Standing Codes Coordination Committee (SCCC) – which will support information sharing between code development committees – will be established first, anticipated for summer 2024. The CBHCC aims to establish National Model Code Committees in the fall of 2024 with task groups struck on an as-needed basis as technical work gets underway in 2025.

If you would like more information about volunteering on a code development committee, or if you have any questions, you can email the CBHCC Secretary at CBHCCSecretary-SecretaireCCHCC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.