The Architectural Institute of British Columbia and Engineers and Geoscientists BC have partnered to develop two full-day sessions on the new BC Building Code, which will be in effect December 10, 2018.
Registration will open in early January 2019. Interested parties can register for one or both days. Remote access will be available to those who are not able to attend in-person.
Day One – Friday, February 22, 2019
The first day will cover Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the BC Building Code 2018. This program was developed by the Certified Professional (CP) Committee and was delivered to CPs in the fall of 2018. New material on access for persons with disabilities will be included.
Day Two – Friday, March 8, 2019
The second day will cover Parts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 of the BC Building Code 2018. Part 4 will provide a general update on the new code, with Part 5 addressing both building envelope changes and new requirements for acoustic performance. Part 10 will include new Energy Step Code changes recently implemented by Ministerial Order.
The BC Building Code 2018 Session agendas and presenter announcement will be made available in January, as well as the opening of registration.
Additional Resources on the 2018 BC Building Code
- The new BC Building Code 2018 can be purchased on bccodes.ca. The online version is currently available, with the printed version expected to be available by the end of 2018.
- BC Housing is hosting in-person and webinar offerings of Building Smart with BC Building Code Changes on January 15, 2019 and February 5, 2019: learn more and register.
- BOABC’s BC Building Code Change Education Roadshow will be delivered throughout the province from December 4–18, 2018: learn more and register.
Please note the AIBC/Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia BC Building Code 2018 Sessions and the above courses do not cover the Vancouver Building Bylaw, as a new VBBL has not yet been published. It is expected in 2019.