Change is inevitable. Change can be good or bad, depending on your perspective and how the change affects you. For instance, the need for change may come unannounced: catastrophic failure of a roof or boiler; a water pipe failure that’s flooded part of the building. These are considered negative changes.

However, here is one of the known changes that affect fire safety planning that are coming on the horizon: New BC Building Code

The next edition of the British Columbia Building, Plumbing, and Fire Codes (BC Codes) is scheduled for targeted consultation in 2017.  An appropriate transition period will apply before the next edition of the BC Codes comes into effect.  The 2012 BC Codes will continue to be in effect for building projects where permits were applied for before the effective date of the next edition of the BC Codes.

Preliminary review of the model 2015 National Building Codes, upon which the BC Codes will be substantially based, has revealed several areas of significant change.

~ excerpt from “Next Edition of BC Building Codes” from AIBC website

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