alberta building code update

The newly released 2014 Alberta Building Code (released May 2015) comes into full affect this November. With its release come many changes to both residential and commercial building codes. Some of the highlights include:

  • realignment with the National Building Code
  • provisions for 6 story word buildings
  • housing energy efficiency requirements
  • introduction of a new building class
  • changes to address daycare facilities and preschools
  • new exit sign specifications
  • revisions to barrier free parking stall sizes and requirements
  • revisions to water closet calculations 

With these and so many other modifications to the ABC, it is essential that developers, building owners, home builder, and lease agents consult with a professional Licensed Interior Designer or Architect to ensure compliance with the current codes.