BC Building Code (BCBC)
BC Building Code 2018
The BC Building Code (BCBC) is a provincial regulation that governs how new construction, building alterations, repairs and demolitions are completed. This code establishes minimum requirements for safety, health, accessibility, fire and structural protection of buildings and energy and water efficiency. It applies throughout the province except for some federal lands and the City of Vancouver.
The BC Codes are based on the model National Codes of Canada with some modifications specific to BC. The Province of BC is now offering the BC Building, Plumbing, and Fire Codes online at no charge. This aligns with the Federal Government of Canada’s recently announced changes to the National Model Codes.