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What can YOU contribute to Canada’s Building & Fire Codes?

May 27, 2020 | By Anthony Capkun

May 27, 2020 – The National Research Council Canada is seeking volunteers to serve on the Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes (CCBFC) for the development of the 2025 editions of the Codes.

The CCBFC is an independent committee of volunteers established by NRC to develop and maintain the National Model Codes, which include:

• National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
• National Building Code of Canada
• National Fire Code of Canada
• National Plumbing Code of Canada

The Commission oversees the work of nine standing committees that develop and improve the detailed technical content of the codes, which help protect the health and safety of Canadians. Those committees include:


• Earthquake Design
• Energy Efficiency
• Environmental Separation
• Fire Protection
• Hazardous Materials and Activities
• Housing and Small Buildings
• HVAC and Plumbing
• Structural Design
• Use and Egress

Commission members should have broad knowledge of the codes, and are willing to commit to a five-year term. They may be re-appointed for further terms, subject to maintaining a reasonable degree of membership rotation. The membership of the Commission has representation from the industrial and regulatory sectors, as well as general interest groups, and is balanced by geographic region.

Appointments do not carry remuneration; however, travel and hospitality expenses incurred in attending meetings are reimbursed by NRC.

If you are interested in becoming a Commission member and participating in National Code development work, please send an expression of interest to the CCBFC Secretary using the online form on the Codes Canada website before June 30, 2020. Please include a 120-word summary of your relevant experience and attach/append your resume.

For further information, please contact the CCBFC Secretary, at CCBFCSecretary-SecretaireCCCBPI@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

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