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BC Codes 2024 Adopted

The Province has adopted the 2024 editions of the British Columbia Building Code, including Book II Plumbing Systems, and Fire Code (BC Codes 2024). A news release announcing adoption is available on BC Gov news.

The BC Codes 2024 will come into effect on March 8, 2024 and will apply to building permits applied for on or after that date. Buildings with permits in place under the BC Codes 2018 will generally not be affected by the adoption of the new BC Codes.

The effective date for the new adaptable dwellings and earthquake design changes will be deferred to March 10, 2025 to allow additional engagement and sufficient training to support innovative and cost-effective design solutions. This delay represents a measured approach that aims to balance accessibility and housing supply priorities while minimizing impacts to industry. The delay also considers human rights, equity for all people, accessibility engagement feedback, and product availability and affordability.

Read the full article here.

To download a free copy of the BC Codes 2024, please visit the Building and Safety Standards’ website.