National Fire Code of Canada 2005
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|Catalogue No.||NRCC47667B||Catalogue No.||NRCC47667S|
|Pages||Approx. 320||Pages||Approx. 320|
|Language||English; Aussi disponible en français||Language||English; Aussi disponible en français|
|Price||$140.00 (for 2005 Code)||Price||$130.00 (for 2005 Code)|
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Prepared under the auspices of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes.
Published by the National Research Council of Canada, 2005.
|The National Fire Code of Canada (NFC) establishes fire
safety for both occupants and emergency responders - inside and outside of new
and existing buildings. It does so through a number of provisions, including:
elimination or control of fire hazards caused by activities taking place on
premises (the use of the building) and by the operation of service equipment;
restrictions on building contents and storage arrangements; installation of
certain process equipment; installation, maintenance and operation of certain
fire safety systems and measures; fire emergency planning and the establishment
of a fire safety plan; and retrofit of certain building features to the
standards required for new buildings. When applied, the NFC also limits the
economic and environmental impact on the community of fires at premises where
combustible products, dangerous goods or flammable and combustible liquids are
stored, handled, used or processed.
Since the publication of the previous edition in 1995, all three National Construction Codes have undergone extensive reviews and changes that now make the 2005 editions clearer, easier to apply to renovation and more accommodating to technological innovation. New to the 2005 Code:
In Division B, Code users can find the "acceptable solutions," which consist of the 1995 Code provisions updated with technical changes. Most of the Code structure and vocabulary that users are familiar with remain the same, which will make getting used to the new Codes much easier.
Finally, Division C contains administrative provisions, which have all been consolidated into this one place.
All requirements in the 2005 NFC are linked to one or more of the following three top-level objectives:
The National Fire Code 2005 is available in two practical formats:
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