When Does the BC Building Code Apply?

The BC Building Code or BCBC is one of the many regulations binding British Columbian citizens to a minimum standard of construction protecting property and people.   This is a code specific to the province of BC, which is based upon the National Building Code. The building code establishes requirements for buildings with the following objectives in mind: […]

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What is an Architectural Technologist?

The Architectural Technologist, also known as a Building Technologist, provides building design services and solutions and is trained in architectural technology, building design and construction. Architectural Technologists apply the science of architecture and typically concentrate on the technology of building, design and construction. They can or may negotiate the construction project, and manage the process […]

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When is an Architect required?

There are three areas of law that define when an Architect is required in British Columbia. The Architects Act, The building Code, and city bylaws. Each of these areas is explained in the tabs below. In British Columbia, the governing body for the practice of architecture is the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) established […]

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BC Building 2012 Update

A major change to the building code is here.  The B.C. government is introducing new requirements to the BC Building Code that took effect on Dec. 19, 2014. The changes will affect Energy Efficiency, ventilation, child care facilities & radon rough in. To learn more check out the technical bulletin series B14-01 to B14-09 found here. […]

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