Errata & Revisions

Errata and historical revisions for the BC Building, Plumbing, and Fire Codes from 2006 onward.

BC Building and Plumbing Code 2018

  • BCBC Revision 3 (PDF). Amendment to adopt the 2016 edition of the CSA Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators in Ministerial Order BC 2019 3 - effective date: April 30, 2020
  • BCBC Revision 2 (PDF). Amendments to secondary suites, carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, the BC Energy Step Code, lighting in recycling rooms, roof-top enclosures and roof-top occupancies, and tall wood jurisdiction specific requirements in Ministerial Order BC 2019 6. Effective December 12, 2019
  • BCBC Revision 1 (PDF). Amendments to BC Energy Step Code and radon requirements in Ministerial Order BA 2018 2 - effective date: December 10, 2018

 

BC Fire Code 2018

 

2012 BC Building and Plumbing Code

Errata list (PDF) for the 2012 BC Building and Plumbing Code

 

BC Building Code 2012 Revisions

  • BCBC Revision 12 (PDF). Changes to window guard relaxations, the BC Energy Step Code and  Letters of Assurance Schedules. Effective January 31, 2018
    • Letters of Assurance Schedules, effective January 31, 2018
  • BCBC Revision 11 (PDF). BC Energy Step Code - effective April 7, 2017
    • Letters of Assurance Schedules – effective April 7, 2017
  • BCBC Revision 10 (PDF). New sprinkler requirements for four-storey wood-frame buildings, effective July 20, 2017
  • BCBC Revision 9 (PDF, 1 MB). Energy efficiency and secondary suites, effective December 21, 2015
  • BCBC Revision 8 (PDF, 1 MB). Effective December 11, 2015
    • Windows, doors and skylights
    • Energy efficiency
    • Ventilation
    • Stainless steel plumbing 
  • BCBC Revision 7 (PDF, 17 MB). Ventilation, radon, daycares, NFPA, and editorial revisions. Effective December 19, 2014
  • BCBC Revision 6 (PDF, 5.24 MB). Editorial revisions. Effective December 19, 2014
    • Letters of Assurance Schedules, effective December 19, 2014
      • Schedule A (PDF). Confirmation of commitment by owner and coordinating registered professional
      • Schedule B (PDF). Assurance of professional design and commitment for field review (replaced by new Schedule B in Revision 11 on April 7, 2017)
  • BCBC Revision 5 (PDF, 3.43 MB). Energy efficiency for housing & small buildings. Effective December 19, 2014
  • BCBC Revision 4 (PDF). Energy efficiency, large residential & commercial buildings. Effective December 20, 2013
  • BCBC Revision 3 (PDF). Updated extension of NAFS compliance deadline for windows, doors, and skylights. Effective April 12, 2013
  • BCBC Revision 2 (PDF, 3.11 MB).  Editorial Revisions. Effective April 3, 2013
  • BCBC Revision 1 (PDF). Extension of NAFS compliance deadline for windows, doors, and skylights. Effective March 12, 2013

 

2012 BC Fire Code

 

BC Fire Code 2012 Revisions

BCFC Revision 1 (PDF). National updates. Effective April 5, 2013

 

BC Building and Plumbing Code 2006

 

BC Building Code 2006 Revisions

  • BCBC Revision 13 (PDF) Change to effective date of Revision 9,  effective February 1, 2011
  • BCBC Revision 12 (PDF) Referenced standard for concrete, effective November 5, 2010
  • BCBC Revision 11 (PDF) Change to effective date of Revision 9, effective date: September 30, 2010
  • BCBC Revision 10 (PDF) Registered professional of record;, Part 2 of Division C, effective July 19, 2010
  • BCBC Revision 9 (PDF) Maximum flush cycle for water closet and urinal (PDF includes Revision 13) , effective April 6, 2010
  • BCBC Revision 8 (PDF) Application of code, effective February 23, 2010
  • BCBC Revision 7 (PDF) Geotechnical slope stability regulation, seismic, effective December 22, 2009
  • BCBC Revision 6 (PDF) Adaptable housing, effective September 3, 2009
  • BCBC Revision 5 (PDF) Further structural requirements for 5 and 6 storey wood-frame construction, effective April 3, 2009
  • BCBC Revision 4 (PDF) Permission for 5 and 6 storey, mid-rise wood-frame construction, effective January 8, 2009
  • BCBC Revision 3 (PDF) Fire resistance ratings in Appendix D and opening in membrane ceilings, effective November 3, 2008
  • BCBC Revision 2 (PDF) Part 10 "Greening" of the BC Building Code requirements, effective April 8, 2008
  • BCBC Revision 1 (PDF) Stairs from garages, attic insulation, aluminum or vinyl cladding , effective April 23, 2007

 

BC Fire Code 2006

 

BC Fire Code 2006 Revisions

BCFC Revision 1 (PDF) BC Fire Code requirements for smoke alarms, effective February 23, 2010

 

The content on this page was updated by the Province of British Columbia on June 23, 2020.