The Alberta Building, Fire, Energy and Elevating Devices Codes is expected to have government approval in coming weeks – with possible enforcement as early as
April 1, 2019
Significant changes to the Codes include:
Stairs, ramps, handrails and guards, including increasing the minimum
run on stairs to 255mm (10”)
Low permanence materials
Protection near cook tops
Airborne sound transmission - Direct vs. Flanking
Removal of the Detailed trade - off path in the NECB
BILD Alberta has told the government an expedited implementation time frame could lead to significant challenges. Regardless of implementation, we are working with Municipal Affairs to address education, communication and interpretation challenges anticipated through an expedited implementation process. We have also requested clear avenues for members to access support from Municipal Affairs in the event of misinterpretation in the application of new codes.
Members will be updated as more information becomes available.
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