At the risk of sounding extremely cheap, would anyone out there happen to
know of a site or happen to have a copy of the Manitoba Building Code on
Thank-you for any information,
To supplement Mr. Morrisons posts,
we're building a cabin in an R1 residentual area
in BC. We only need part of code, section 9, pgs
269-442, and 10 pages of Appendix for snow load etc.
and most of that doesn't apply but it depends on
what you intend to build and how.
It's worth the read (make notes) because it may
have some good points you didn't foresee.
Unfortunately, in our area, the so-called "western
construction" method, using compression loading is
the only approved method unless an engineer approves
otherwise, but you may get away with beam hangers
if necessary. We got a photocopy of "9" from a friend.
Ken S. Tucker
If you would happen to have that copy of Section 9 on your computer at all,
I would be grateful to receive it. The reason being that all I need is
Housing And Small Buildings section (#9) for now.
Thank-you for the reply,
John, I explained, I got photocopy.
This oughta be available on the net because it's
a regulation and some good stuff, contact your MPP
or MP and bitch. In this day and age, that should
be freely available on the net, unless the printers
are bribing the politicians to keep it off, in which
case pay the bribe, and vote against the crooks, i.e.
vote for new crooks.
Sorry canucks are corrupt and suck.
Does that explain why I found a copy of the NBC online at (heh heh)
the Canadian *LEGAL* Information Institute? The code is copyrighted by the
National Research Council - I hardly think they would allow it to be online
without some sort of royalties.
But at least we only call ours the NATIONAL building code, whereas the US
has the INTERNATIONAL BC (still only applies to US jurisdictions). :-)
The short answer - the collective. (And I don't mean the Borg)
The long answer: the NRC has a page about the copyright issue:
Copyright/Permission to Reproduce
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in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited
except with written permission from the Institute for Research in
Construction. By granting permission on a case-by-case basis, IRC
attempts to ensure that this information is as accurate and current as
possible. To request permission to reproduce materials on this site for
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And then there is all the provincial jurisdictions as they adopt the Code.
American and Canadian copyright law isn't too dissimilar, but even though
Codes are essential compilations and developed through consensus and
imperial testing (in short there is a whole pantheon of stakeholders), the
actual text CAN be copyrighted. Even though it is published as a benefit
R1 likely is your zoning and has no relevance to BCBC 1998.
to OP, try the gov't website or provincial queen's printer, to order a
digital copy.I use the published BCBC and have not yet investigated whether
BC has a CD version and I won't be since a new code is due out in a few
months and then I will consider a digital format.
Manitoba amendments to the NBC, Ventilation, Plumbing, and Fire Codes here
NBC 1995 online (warning: check to see if this is up to date)
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