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[National Research Council Canada] National (and Alberta and Quebec) Building / Energy / Fire / Plumbing Codes FREE electronic copies!

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National (and Alberta and Quebec) Building / Energy / Fire / Plumbing Codes FREE electronic copies!

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For the first time ever, NRC is making the electronic versions of the National, Alberta, and Quebec Codes available for FREE! This is a huge saving for those dealing with construction/ building, but please note that some provinces have their own Building/Fire/Plumbing codes. You need to open an account , but once you do, the following are free!:

2017
National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2017 (Value $60)

2015
National Building Code of Canada 2015 (Value $80)
National Fire Code of Canada 2015 (Value $60)
National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (Value $50)
National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015 (Value $60)

2011
National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (Value $60)

2010
National Building Code of Canada 2010 (Value $80)
National Fire Code of Canada 2010 (Value $60)
National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010 (Value $50)

2005
National Building Code of Canada 2005 (Value $80)
National Fire Code of Canada 2005 (Value $60)
National Plumbing Code of Canada 2005 (Value $50)

1941-1998
Historical Editions of Codes Canada publications (1941-1998) These older codes can also be borrowed from the National Science Library.

Provincial codes
Alberta Building Code 2014 (Value $100)
Alberta Fire Code 2014 (Value $65)
Quebec Construction Code - Chapter I, Building, and National Building Code of Canada 2010 (amended) (Value $100)
Quebec Construction Code, Chapter III, Plumbing, and National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010 (amended) (Value $55)
Quebec Safety Code, Chapter VIII – Building, and National Fire Code of Canada 2010 (amended) (Value $65)

Supplementary documents

Intent Statements
Supplement to the NECB 2017: Intent Statements
Supplement to the NECB 2015: Intent Statements
Supplement to the NBC 2015: Intent Statements
Supplement to the NFC 2015: Intent Statements
Supplement to the NPC 2015: Intent Statements
Supplement to the NECB 2011: Intent Statements
Supplement to the NBC 2010: Intent Statements
Supplement to the NFC 2010: Intent Statements
Supplement to the NPC 2010: Intent Statements
User's Guide – NBC 2005, Application and Intent Statements
User's Guide – NFC 2005, Application and Intent Statements
User's Guide – NPC 2005, Application and Intent Statements

Other
Adaptation Guidelines for the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011
NRC Construction Research Centre – Housing Research Summary
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Last edited by BuciMaci on Apr 9th, 2019 9:04 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Was just looking at this last week. Thanks OP!!
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I am tempted to download these since they are available but what would i do with them? :D
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Something free from.the federal government?!!

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Quentin5 wrote:
Apr 8th, 2019 10:24 am
I am tempted to download these since they are available but what would i do with them? :D
The Part 9 Construction Guide will be invaluable to you if you ever wanted to apply for a permit. It has explanations and drawings that will help you. At the very least, this will be worthwhile for anyone to get.
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The Part 9 Construction Guide will be invaluable to you if you ever wanted to apply for a permit. It has explanations and drawings that will help you. At the very least, this will be worthwhile for anyone to get.
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I have paid a lot of money over the years for various building codes and always considered that these should be free to the user with their cost covered by the relevant governments. There should not be a cost penalty to obtain information on safety requirements for buildings.
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Does anyone know if these files are transferable from one computer to another?
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Awesome thanks op, I need to build a garage this summer and this will be valuable information
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Signed up last week, but still haven't been able to download the pdfs
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You can usually get building codes through your local library for free. But you can also usually only access it on your laptop in-branch. This is basically a free copy you can use at home.
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Amazing find OP, invaluable resource for homeowners trying to comply with code.

I'd forgotten just how bad the NRC's website is, truly awful especially on mobile. Still the draconian DRM I see, would be easier for them just to have a simple pdf download.

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