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2010 National Model Construction Code changes

Published by Julia Salerno, January 27, 2011.

The recently published 2010 National Model Construction Codes contain close to 800 technical changes that were approved by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes. Free online presentations providing more detailed overviews of these changes will become available this month on the national codes website.The online presentations will replace the cross-country seminars traditionally offered during past model code launches. Some changes include: Structural loads, secondary suites in houses, fire alarm systems and smoke alarms, exit signs and markings, stairs, ramps, handrails and guards, and several more. For a more detailed review of the National Building Code changes, visit: nationalcodes.ca.

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