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National Farm Building Code of Canada 1995

National Farm Building Code    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. NRCC 38732
Pages 31
Language English; Aussi disponible en français
Price $44.00

Published by the National Research Council Canada’s Institute for Research in Construction, 1995.


The National Farm Building Code of Canada (NFBC) describes "farm buildings" in detail and lists the types of structures that fall into the low and high human occupancy load categories.

This document provides minimum requirements for human health, fire safety, and structural sufficiency in farm buildings. These types of buildings - such as those used to store and pack produce, house livestock and poultry, or store manure, grain, or other agricultural products - are typically remotely located, and few people tend to work in or use the buildings. For these reasons, they do not fall exclusively under the National Building Code (NBC). Farm buildings, however, that do not qualify as having low human occupancy (an occupant load of not more than one person for each 40 m²: for example, a house on a farm property) must adhere to the NBC or applicable provincial code. The Code deals with, among other things, designing buildings to withstand various loads, incorporating proper fire safety standards, and ensuring that farm wastes are adequately stored and disposed of.

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