Errata & Revisions

Errata and revisions for the 2018, 2012 and 2006 BC Building, Plumbing, and Fire Codes.

2018 BC Building and Plumbing Code

Ministerial Order

Revisions

2012 BC Building and Plumbing Code

Ministerial Order

2012 BCBC Errata

Revisions

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

2012 BC Fire Code

Ministerial Order

  • Ministerial order (PDF, 1.24 MB) adopting the 2012 British Columbia Fire Code Regulation - B.C. Reg. 263/2012

Revisions

2006 BC Building and Plumbing Code

Ministerial Order

  • Ministerial order (PDF) adopting the 2006 British Columbia Building Code Regulation - B.C. Reg. 216/2006

Revisions

  • BCBC Revision 13 (PDF) - Change to effective date of Revision 9 - effective date: February 1, 2011
  • BCBC Revision 12 (PDF) – Referenced standard for concrete - effective date: November 25, 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 date: July 19, 2010
  • BCBC Revision 9 (PDF) - Maximum flush cycle for water closet and urinal (PDF includes Revision 13) - effective date: April 6, 2010
  • BCBC Revision 8 (PDF) - Application of code - effective date: February 23, 2010
  • BCBC Revision 7 (PDF) - Geotechnical slope stability regulation; seismic - effective date: December 22, 2009
  • BCBC Revision 6 (PDF) - Adaptable housing - effective date: September 3, 2009
  • BCBC Revision 5 (PDF) - Further structural requirements for 5 and 6 storey wood-frame construction - effective date: April 3, 2009
  • BCBC Revision 4 (PDF) - Permission for 5 and 6 storey, mid-rise wood-frame construction - effective date: January 8, 2009
  • BCBC Revision 3 (PDF) - Fire resistance ratings in Appendix D and opening in membrane ceilings - effective date: November 3, 2008
  • BCBC Revision 2 (PDF) - Part 10 "Greening" of the BC Building Code requirements - effective date: April 8, 2008
  • BCBC Revision 1 (PDF) - Stairs from garages; attic insulation; aluminum or vinyl cladding - effective date: April 23, 2007

2006 BC Fire Code

Ministerial Order

  • Ministerial order (PDF) adopting the 2006 British Columbia Fire Code Regulation - B.C. Reg. 175/2006

Revisions

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

The content on this page is periodically updated by the Province of British Columbia per the date noted on the page: December 7, 2018.