Building Code Appeal Board decisions

Building Code Appeal Board (BCAB) decisions are available online for review. Each decision of the board has a unique number. The higher the number, the more recent the decision.

  • Appeal 1866 Required egress for a mercantile Group E suite, June 17, 2021
  • Appeal 1865 Permitted use of a storage garage, June 17, 2021
  • Appeal 1864 Required manual stations for fire alarm systems, May 27, 2021
  • Appeal 1863 Spatial separation, NFPA 13D, “Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes,” exemptions, June 1, 2021
  • Appeal 1862 Spatial separation, NFPA 13D, “Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes,” exemptions, May 27, 2021
  • Appeal 1861 Pending
  • Appeal 1860 Size of trap and trap arm in relation to fixture outlet pipe, April 15, 2021
  • Appeal 1859 Pending
  • Appeal 1858 Withdrawn
  • Appeal 1857 Applicable edition of BC Building Code, April 1, 2021
  • Appeal 1856 Application of Defined Term Dwelling Unit, February 25, 2021
  • Appeal 1855 Roof Space Ventilation, January 21, 2021
  • Appeal 1854 Deck surface material, March 18, 2021
  • Appeal 1853 Limiting Distance/Fire Department Response Time, November 19, 2020
  • Appeal 1852 Alternative Solution to Sentences 3.2.1.1.(3) and (4), October 6, 2020
  • Appeal 1851 Withdrawn
  • Appeal 1850 Withdrawn
  • Appeal 1849 Vapour Barrier Paint applied to Spray Applied Polyurethane Insulation, July 16, 2020
  • Appeal 1848 Establishing Finished Ground for the Determination of Grade for a Storage Garage, July 16, 2020
  • Appeal 1847 Protection of Electrical Conductors for Emergency Equipment, July 16, 2020
  • Appeal 1846 Determination of Grade, June 18, 2020
  • Appeal 1845 Spatial Separation Calculations for Houses, May 1, 2020
  • Appeal 1844 Doors in Exit Shafts for High Buildings, May 5, 2020
  • Appeal 1843 Dead-end Corridor, Elevator Lobby, June 24, 2020
  • Appeal 1842 Alternative Solution for Determination of Grade, March 19, 2020
  • Appeal 1841 Dwelling Unit/Suite Definition, March 19, 2020
  • Appeal 1840 Occupancy Classification of a Flour Mill, February 20, 2020
  • Appeal 1839 Withdrawn
  • Appeal 1838 Withdrawn

Decisions from June 2019:

  • Appeal 1837 Determining Limiting Distance, December 31, 2019
  • Appeal 1836 Protection of Fire Separations from Potential Damage, December 19, 2019
  • Appeal 1835 Application of Table 3.7.2.2.A for Required Number of Water Closets, December 19, 2019
  • Appeal 1834 Occupancy Classification, November 21, 2019
  • Appeal 1833 Determination of Subsidiary or Major Occupancy, September 19, 2019
  • Appeal 1832 Withdrawn
  • Appeal 1831 Required Washrooms, August 29, 2019
  • Appeal 1830 Exterior Guards, September 9, 2019
  • Appeal 1829 Public Corridor, June 20, 2019
  • Appeal 1826  Exit Stairway Receptacles, June 20, 2019

 

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Page last updated: July 19, 2021.