Public Review

B.C.-specific code changes are typically open to public review before they are finalized. Minor changes or editorial corrections are not publicly reviewed. Changes adopted from National Codes are open to public review through the Codes Canada public review process.

Current reviews

No reviews open.

Past reviews


British Columbia Building Code Accessibility

October 28, 2021 to January 13, 2022 | Engagement Now Closed

The public, including people with disabilities, accessibility experts and advocates, code users, Treaty Nations, Indigenous partners, local governments, building owners, construction industry representatives, professional associations and education partners were invited to provide feedback about barriers and priorities to enhance accessibility requirements in new buildings.

Input received will help inform changes to the next BC Building Code. A summary report of what we heard will be published to the Building and Safety Standards website later in 2022.

To learn more about BC Building Code accessibility requirements, please read:

Later in 2023, we will launch phase two of our engagement to seek feedback on proposed BC Building Code accessibility changes.


British Columbia Building Code 2018 Revision 2

June 28, 2019 to August 23, 2019 | Review Now Closed

The Building and Safety Standards Branch invited code users, industry, and partners to participate in a public review to provide feedback on proposed changes to the BC Code.

The Building and Safety Standards Branch also considered possible amendments to the BC Energy Step Code targets for houses and small residential buildings, with a focus on climate zones 5 and 6 (including Kelowna, Kamloops, and Prince George). These possible changes were still in development and did not form part of this public review.

In addition to the above noted changes,  mid-cycle changes included national revisions as well as some editorial corrections. For information about revisions to the National Code, please visit Codes Canada’s website (external link).


British Columbia Building Code 2018 Revision 1

December 12, 2017 to February 28, 2018 | Review Now Closed


British Columbia Building Code 2012 Revision

Doors, Windows and Skylights

June 4 – 25, 2015 | Review Now Closed

The 2012 BC Building Code introduced new requirements for manufactured and pre-assembled fenestration products - meaning doors, windows and skylights. In consultation with the fenestration industry and local governments, the Province proposed changes due to some key implementation issues. The consultation asked for feedback on the proposed changes.

The Doors, Windows and Skylights presentation provides an overview of the North American Fenestration Standards. A second presentation on the BC Code changes is also available. 

Refer to BC Building Code Revision 8 and BC Building Code Revision 9 for summaries of the changes.


Page last updated: January 18, 2022.