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Alternate Titles: British Columbia Building Code, Plumbing Code and Fire Code

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The British Columbia (BC) Codes include the BC Building Code, BC Plumbing Code, and BC Fire Code for 2018 and 2012. 

The British Columbia Building Code (BCBC) sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings. The electronic versions of the BC Building Code are also linked to Intent Statements, which assist in interpreting the Code, and Historical Changes.

The British Columbia Plumbing Code sets out technical provisions for the design, installation, extension, alteration, renewal or repair of plumbing systems in and for buildings.

The British Columbia Fire Code sets out technical provisions regulating activities related to the construction, use or demolition of buildings and facilities, the condition of specific elements of buildings and facilities, the design or construction of specific elements of facilities related to certain hazards, and the protection measures for the current or intended use of buildings.

Related resources: Vancouver Building By-Law and National Building Code of Canada

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