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CIVL 460: Civil Engineering Design

What are codes?

What are codes?

Codes are collections of laws and rules which provide correct procedures to maintain uniformity and safety.

Important codes such as the Ontario Building Code and the National Building Code are available in the library 

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) develops the National Construction Codes. The building, fire, plumbing and farm building codes are adopted, with or without modifications, and enforced by most provinces and territories.

Standards-writing organizations such as CSA (Canadian Standards Association) publish other Canadian construction codes and standards, such as the Canadian Electrical Code.

Examples of Codes

National fire code of Canada, 2010 [Print]
issued by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, National Research Council of Canada. 
Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes.