B.C. Building Codes are now available free of charge !
As of April 1, 2019, electronic versions of the National Building Code of Canada were made available at no cost. The change eliminated the royalties B.C. pays to the federal government for the national codes. The refunds for B.C.’s codes are the result of an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province to pass these savings on to British Columbians.
B.C. is now refunding the full purchase amount to anyone who bought an online subscription of the codes and offering a substantial refund for those who purchased a printed copy. Going forward, the Province will offer free digital versions of the codes and printed copies will be available at a reduced rate. This move marks another step forward as the B.C. government works to make life more affordable for everyone who lives and works in the province.
Building codes establish the minimum standard for the design and construction of buildings, supporting the safety, health, accessibility, fire and structural protection of buildings, along with energy and water efficiency. Typical users of building codes include industry and trades professionals, students enrolled in construction-related programs, building inspectors and other municipal officials and homeowners.
For more information see https://news.gov.bc.ca
You can click on the follwoing links to to get a free elctronic version:
BC Building Code 2018
BC Fire Code 2018
BC Plumbing Code 2018