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National Building Code of Canada 2010

2010 National Building Code of Canada          
Format Loose-leaf Binder (two-volume set) OR Format Softcover (two-volume set)
Catalogue No. NRCC53301B   Catalogue No. NRCC53301S
Pages 1,245   Pages 1,245
Language English; Aussi disponible en français   Language English; Aussi disponible en français 
Price $299.00   Price $289.00
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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, 2010.


The National Building Code of Canada (NBC) is the "bible" of the construction industry, designed to ensure that buildings are structurally sound, safe from fire, free of health hazards, and accessible. The NBC addresses the design and construction of new buildings and the substantial renovation of existing buildings.

Prepared by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC), the NBC sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings.

Significant technical changes to the 2010 National Building Code concern:
  • Protection Against Falls from Residential Occupancy Windows
  • Live Load Due to Use and Occupancy
  • Wind Loads
  • Earthquake Design
  • Structural Loads
  • Ventilation
  • Secondary Suites in Houses
  • Lateral Loads
  • Low Permeance Materials in the Building Envelope
  • Garage Floors
  • Tables A- and A-
  • Spatial Separation between Buildings
  • Fire Alarm Systems and Smoke Alarms
  • Penetrations Through Fire Separations
  • Exit Signs and Markings
  • Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards
  • Windows, Doors and Skylights
  • Sealant Standards
  • Radon
  • Seismic Values and Climatic Data
  • Care Occupancies
  • Relocation of technical requirements
NBC 2010 – Table of Contents:
  • Volume One:
    • Preface
    • Relationship of the NBC to Standards Development and Conformity Assessment
    • Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes and Standing Committees
    • Division A – Compliance, Objectives and Functional Statements
      • Part 1. Compliance
      • Part 2. Objectives
      • Part 3. Functional Statements
      • Appendix A. Explanatory Material
    • Division C – Administrative Provisions
      • Part 1. General
      • Part 2. Administrative Provisions
      • Appendix A. Explanatory Material
    • Attribution Tables of Division B
  • Volume Two:
    • Division B – Acceptable Solutions
      • Part 1. General
      • Part 2. Reserved
      • Part 3. Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility
      • Part 4. Structural Design
      • Part 5. Environmental Separation
      • Part 6. Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning
      • Part 7. Plumbing Services
      • Part 8. Safety Measures at Construction and Demolition Sites
      • Part 9. Housing and Small Buildings
      • Appendix A. Explanatory Material
      • Appendix B. Fire Safety in High Buildings
      • Appendix C. Climatic Information
      • Appendix D. Fire-Performance Ratings
  • Index
Division A includes compliance options and information on objectives and functional statements. Objectives describe the overall goals that a particular Code's provisions are intended to achieve. Functional statements describe the functions that a building or its components must perform to fulfill the objectives. At least one objective and one functional statement are linked to each technical requirement to help users better understand the reason why a particular requirement must be met and to help them evaluate alternative solutions.

In Division B, Code users can find the "acceptable solutions," which consist of the Code provisions updated with technical changes.

Finally, Division C contains administrative provisions, which have all been consolidated into this one place.

The National Building Code of Canada is available in two practical formats:
  • A two-volume binder version that lies flat for easy reference easily accommodates updates.
  • A two-volume soft-cover version that contains the same information as the binder, at about half the weight. This format is ideal for the job site.
Note: The two volumes must be purchased as a set; volumes are not available to be purchased individually.

See also: Regret, we no longer have stock of the 2005 National Buildling Code.

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