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Potential changes for next edition of Building Code

Published by Julia Salerno, October 26, 2010.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has scheduled information sessions on the first round of potential changes for the next edition of the Building Code. The current edition of the Building Code was published in 2006.

The main themes of the next edition reflect key government priorities such as supporting the economy by promoting innovation, reducing costs, increasing certainty, and increasing harmonization with national codes; conserving water and energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to climate change and protecting the environment; enhancing barrier-free accessibility; and enhancing public health and safety.
Changes to Ontario's Building Code are a response to government priorities, changes in other jurisdictions, proposals from the public and stakeholders, and changing technology and industry standards. It is anticipated that the next edition of the Building Code will be filed by mid-2011.

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