BCBC Changes for 2012

Building and Safety Standards Branch
Bob Thompson & Jarrett Hutchinson
Building and Safety Standards Branch

BC Codes 2012
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9.7.6.1.
Insta||at|on of W|ndows, Doors and Sky||ghts
(1) 8eserved
(2) 1he lnsLallaLlon of ...

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What's New |n the 2012 8C8C
Combust|b|e Þenetrat|ons
Smoke A|arms & Lx|t S|gns
kes|dent|a| Care (83)
kadon
Spat|a| Separat|on
Sta|rs, kamps, nandra||s & Guards
W|ndows
Cther
New 8C Var|at|ons from Nat|ona| mode|

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What Isn't New

Secondary Su|tes
8C ls reLalnlng lLs long sLandlng Secondary SulLe provlslons
1here are lssues wlLh Lhe n8C verslon whlch we couldn'L resolve ln
Llme for 2012
Lnergy Lff|c|ency
no revlslons Lo ÞarL 10 unLll 2013


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Combust|b|e
Þenetrat|ons


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Combust|b|e Þenetrat|ons (3.1.9.)
!"#$ &'()*+
!"#$ +,(-+
Þlenum cables
l1-4 & l1-6
ÞroLecLlon of conducLors
Servlng llfe safeLy and flre proLecLlon sysLems

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New Term - Fire Stop

Fire stop: System consisting of a material,
component and means of support used to fill gaps
between fire separations or between fire
separations and other assemblies, or used around
items that wholly or partially penetrate a fire
separation
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New Definition - Fire Block

Fire block: Material,
component or system that
restricts the spread of fire
within a concealed space or
from a concealed space to an
adjacent space

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Combustible Piping Penetrations

Any size combustible pipe permitted to penetrate a fire
separation
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Combust|b|e Dra|n Þ|p|ng
LllmlnaLlon of resLrlcLlon on draln plplng peneLraLlng a
horlzonLal flre separaLlon

ºCombusLlble draln plplng permlLLed Lo peneLraLe a horlzonLal
flre separaLlon provlded lL leads dlrecLly from a
noncombusLlble waLer closeL Lhrough a concreLe floor slab."
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Þ|enum Cab|es
CombusLlble consLrucLlon
l1-4 raLlng
noncombusLlble consLrucLlon
l1-6 raLlng, or
l1-4 raLlng when enclosed ln noncombusLlble
raceways

Exceptions for
cables and wires
used for:
Signals for fire alarm
Security
Radio
Television
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Raceways in Plenums
Raceways within plenum space shall be
- FT-6 rating in buildings required to be of
noncombustible construction
- FT-4 rating in buildings permitted to be of
combustible construction


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Exceptions to FT-6
Drop-down cables from plenum permitted
to be FT-4 rated when length is not greater
than 9 m

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Smoke A|arms
&
Lx|t S|gns
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Smoke A|arms
ln addlLlon Lo Lhose already requlred smoke
alarm shall be lnsLalled ln bedrooms
llres ln sleeplng rooms are Lhe second hlghesL
cause of flre deaLhs

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Smoke Alarm Signal
Smoke alarm shall meet the temporal
pattern, or
be a combined temporal pattern and
voice relay
- improves audibility and early
notification
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Power Supply
In addition to permanent connection with
power supply, battery backup is required
for 7 days normal operation followed by 4
minutes of alarm

Hush Button also required

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Exit Signs
Green pictograms conforming
to ISO standards
Language independent
Internationally recognized
Harmonize internationally
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kes|dent|a| Care
Group 8 D|v|s|on 3
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2012
GkCUÞ 8-2
(1kLA1MLN1)
GkCUÞ 8-3
(kLSIDLN1IAL
CAkL)
GkCUÞ C
(kLSIDLN1IAL)
2006
C8CuÞ 8-2
(CA8L)
??
C8CuÞ C (8LSluLn1lAL)
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Residential Care
Group B Division 3, Care occupancy

Rationale for Change
Provincial and territorial regulators looking for more
flexible alternative to Group B Division 2 and more
safety than provided by Group C
Owners and operators of care facilities burdened with
current Group B Division 2 classification or limited to
Group C which doesnt allow for provision of care
services.
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83
Cb[ect|ves of the Change
MalnLaln level of safeLy proporLlonaLe Lo
ldenLlfled rlsk
Þrovlde cosL-effecLlve alLernaLlves
Clarlfy areas of mlslnLerpreLaLlon
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Was
Care and Detent|on Cccupancy
Croup 8 ulvlslon 1 & 2
now
Detent|on (81) 1reatment (82) Care (83)


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1reatment . . . provlslon of medlcal or oLher
healLh-relaLed lnLervenLlon Lo persons ... may
render Lhem lncapable of evacuaLlng Lo a safe
locaLlon wlLhouL Lhe asslsLance of anoLher
person


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Care . . . provlslon of servlces oLher Lhan
,#$.,/$0, by, or Lhrough, faclllLy care
managemenL Lo resldenLs who requlre Lhese
servlces because of cognlLlve, physlcal or
behavloral llmlLaLlons

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Construction

Maximum building area for combustible construction, sprinklered

Building Height Group B Div 2 Group B Div 3 Group C
1 Storey 2400 m
2
5400 m
2
7200 m
2

2 Storeys 1600 m
2
2700 m
2
3600 m
2

3 Storeys Not allowed 1800 m
2
2400 m
2

4 Storeys Not allowed Not allowed 1800 m
2

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Des|gn Cr|ter|a
Corr|dor W|dth
1#$.,/$0, where paLlenLs moved ln beds: 2400
mm
1#$.,/$0, where corrldors noL used Lo move
paLlenLs: 16S0 mm
2.#$ > 10 resldenLs and corrldors serve Lhose
resldenLs: 16S0 mm
2.#$ < 10 resldenLs: 1100 mm

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Sta|r W|dth

More Lhan 10 resldenLs
noL more Lhan 2 sLoreys above lowesL exlL level - 1100 mm
Serves more Lhan 2 sLoreys above lowesL exlL level - 1630 mm

noL more Lhan 10 resldenLs
noL more Lhan 2 sLoreys above lowesL exlL level - 900 mm
Serves more Lhan 2 sLoreys above lowesL exlL level - 1100 mm

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Door W|dth

Any 83 Cccupancy
Clear wldLh of 830 mm
WldLh based on Lhe concepL of one person
provldlng asslsLance Lo anoLher durlng evacuaLlon

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83 Spr|nk|ers
NIÞA 13k or
NIÞA 13D
ConLalns noL more Lhan 2 sulLes
noL more Lhan 3 resldenLs LhroughouL, Anu
30 mlnuLe waLer supply demand can be meL
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kadon
Why Shou|d We Þay Attent|on?
PealLh Canada esLlmaLes 1,900 lung cancer deaLhs per year
are relaLed Lo radon
We spend more Llme lndoors, lncludlng basemenLs
1lghLer bulldlngs
Some geographlcal areas are known for hlgh rlsk of radon ln
Lhe ground
PealLh Canada reduced Lhe Canadlan AcLlon Level from 800
8q/m³ Lo 200 8q/m³ (lnLernaLlonal sLandard)
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kadon
8C d|v|ded |nto two zones:
8adon known not Lo be a hazard (coasLal area)
Lverywhere else
Zones are ldenLlfled ln Appendlx C ºCllmaLlc
uaLa" Lable

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Code Changes - ÞarL 9
Applles Lo all houslng and small bulldlngs excepL where radon ls not
known Lo be a problem:
Alr barrler requlremenLs moved from 9.13. Lo 9.23. for below-ground walls
ÞolyeLhylene soll gas barrler requlred under slab
Slab perlmeLer sealed Lo alr barrler of Lhe wall
All peneLraLlons (mosLly plpes) sealed
Sump plL cover requlred Lo be alrLlghL (9.14.)
ConslsLenL requlremenLs for ground cover (9.18.)
LxempLlon from flll under slab deleLed (9.16.)

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kadon M|t|gat|on kough-In
1yplcally 100 mm of gravel wlLh a
capped 100 mm plpe near Lhe cenLre of
Lhe slab for Lhe fuLure connecLlon of an
exLracLlon fan.

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Spat|a| Separat|on
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Spat|a| Separat|on - Þart 9
A number of serlous exposure flres ln recenL years, especlally ln AlberLa,
prompLed a revlew of long sLandlng n8C spaLlal separaLlon requlremenLs ln
ÞarL 9.
Nature of 1echn|ca| Changes
llre deparLmenL response Llmes
LlmlLlng dlsLance
Clazed openlngs and unproLecLed openlngs
ÞroLecLlon of exposlng bulldlng face
Þro[ecLlons

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I|re department response t|mes
L|m|t|ng D|stance (LD)
ClarlflcaLlon of relaLlonshlp beLween flre deparLmenL response Llme
and Lu (beLween &3"'4"05+ and properLy llnes):
10-m|n response t|me (Llme call recelved by lu Lo arrlval of flrsL flre
Lruck)
ParmonlzaLlon beLween ÞarL 3 and ÞarL 9 language on Lu when the
10-m|n |s exceeded

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L|m|t|ng D|stance - cont'd
value equal Lo half Lhe acLual '"/","05 4"+,.0)$ musL be
used where:
10-mln flre deparLmenL response cannoL be meL
ln 90° of calls Lo Lhe &3"'4"05
AuLhorlLy havlng [urlsdlcLlon should be consulLed aL
onseL of pro[ecL

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More Changes

Area of Unprotected Openings
Area of Glazed Openings
Construction of Exposing Building Face
Soffit Protection
Combustible Projections
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Sta|rs,
kamps,
nandra||s
& Guards

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Sta|rs, kamps, nandra||s & Guards
ParmonlzaLlon beLween ÞarL 3 and ÞarL 9 for Lermlnology and
dlmenslons plus some new provlslons.
k|se and kun
180 mm (7") max rlse and 280 mm (11") mlnlmum run for
publlc sLalrs ln ÞarL 9
nandra|| ne|ght
863 mm mlnlmum (was 800 mm) ÞarL 9

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Þrotect|on of Cpenab|e W|ndows - Þart 3
SulLes of resldenLlal occupancy
proLecLlon aL wlndow requlred by:
Cuard aL a helghL of 1070 mm or
Mechanlsm conLrolllng wlndow openlng Lo 100 mm
LxcepLlons
Cpenlng locaLed hlgher Lhan 1070 mm, or
8oLLom edge of openable porLlon of wlndow ls
<1800 mm above surface on oLher slde

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C||mbab|e Guards
LdlLorlal changes
Clarlfy lnLenL of provlslon
new Appendlx noLe wlLh lllusLraLlons

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Horizontal and vertical clearances > 450 mm
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W|ndows,
Doors &
Sky||ghts
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W|ndows, Doors & Sky||ghts
key Messages

1echnlcal changes for wlndows, doors and skyllghLs address:
8eferenclng a harmonlzed sLandard (nAlS)
new SubsecLlon 3.10.2., resLrucLurlng SecLlons 9.6. and 9.7.
8eferenclng up-Lo-daLe sLandards for sealanL producLs
8elevanL and new sealanL producL caLegorles
A sLandard for backer rods


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AAMA]WDMA]CSA 101]I.S.2]A440 - NAIS
ºnorLh Amerlcan lenesLraLlon SLandard"
SpeclflcaLlon for Wlndows, uoors, and SkyllghLs 2008
uS-only requlremenLs
Canada-only requlremenLs
CSA A440S1 Canadlan SupplemenL
Snow loads, Alr leakage, Marklng, lnsecL screens

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8eplace 6 sLandards:
CSA A440-2000
CSA A440.2 user SelecLlon Culde
CCS8 63.14 ÞlasLlc SkyllghLs
CSA-C132.2 Serles Wood llush uoors
CSA 82.1 Slldlng uoors
CSA 82.3 lnsulaLed SLeel uoors
wlLh nAlS-2008 & Canadlan SupplemenL

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Mark|ng

C|ass k ÞG1200: S|ze tested 760 12S0 mm Casement

Class 8 - lndlcaLes performance class (8 ls mlnlmum n8C requlremenL)
ÞC 1200 - lndlcaLes performance grade (1esLed and passed aL 1200 Þa deslgn
pressure)
Slze LesLed 760 x 1230 mm - lndlcaLes maxlmum producL slze LesLed
CasemenL - lndlcaLes producL Lype

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Þart 9 - M|sce||aneous

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Þart 9 - M|sce||aneous
Inter|or Dampproof|ng (9.13.2.6.)
Changes
1lLle now: ºMolsLure ÞroLecLlon of lnLerlor llnlshes"
AddlLlonal accepLable soluLlon for molsLure proLecLlon of
lnLerlor flnlshes (foam plasLlc lnsulaLlon)
Low permeance maLerlal now permlLLed above exLerlor
grade level
Moved gravel requlremenLs dlrecLly lnLo Lhls secLlon
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Ioundat|on Wa||s
kat|ona|e
Address markeL demand for hlgher basemenLs
Changes
lncreased helghL of foundaLlon walls
Maxlmum wall helghL of 3 m for solld concreLe walls
updaLed slzes and spaclng of requlred re-bar for relnforced
concreLe block walls

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Low Þermeance Mater|a|s
kat|ona|e
8evlew appllcaLlon llmlLs (33° & 60° lnLerlor 8P)
Lnergy reLroflLs ofLen use exLerlor low-permeance lnsulaLlon
Clarlfy mosL mlsundersLood SecLlon ln ÞarL 9
Changes
Clarlfled code sLrucLure
lnLroduce concepL of ºnorma| cond|t|ons" lnsLead of 33°-60° lnLerlor 8P
Addresses foamed plasLlcs as vapour barrler

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Scope and app||cat|on (unchanged)
PeaL, alr and waLer vapour Lransfer and
condensaLlon conLrol
All walls, celllngs and floors separaLlng
condlLloned space from uncondlLloned space,
exLerlor alr or ground
buL . . .
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New structure
Scope and appllcaLlon 9.23.1.
1hermal lnsulaLlon 9.23.2.
Alr barrler 9.23.3.
vapour barrler 9.23.4.
Low permeance maLerlals 9.23.3.


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De|ete
Mlld cllmaLe locaLlons up Lo 60° 8P ÞarL 9
Cold cllmaLe locaLlons up Lo 33° 8P ÞarL 9
and replace wlLh:
"Norma| Cond|t|ons"
ÞarL 9 consLrucLlon for vapour barrler and low permeance maLerlals applles
under normal condlLlons
Lxamples: Lyplcal resldenLlal occupancles, and buslness and personal servlces occupancles
(lncludlng Lyplcal baLhrooms and showers, eLc.)
ÞarL 3 deslgn of bulldlng envelope assemblles applles Lo hlgh-molsLure
condlLlons
Lxamples: swlmmlng pools, greenhouses, laundromaLs and any conLlnuous operaLlon of hoL
Lubs and saunas

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Insta||at|on of vapour barr|ers
ÞroducLs lnsLalled Lo funcLlon as Lhe vapour barrler shall proLecL Lhe warm
slde of wall, celllng and floor assemblles
Where Lhe vapour barrler and lnsulaLlon are d|fferent products, Lhe
vapour barrler shall be lnsLalled sufflclenLly close Lo Lhe warm slde of Lhe
lnsulaLlon
Where Lhe vapour barrler and lnsulaLlon are the same product, Lhe
producL shall be lnsLalled sufflclenLly close Lo Lhe warm slde of Lhe
assembly
. . . Lo prevenL condensaLlon aL deslgn condlLlons

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Separate
materials
One
material
dampproofing
insulation
Vapour
barrier
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Cdds & Sods

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Cdds & Sods
Sma|| Group A D|v 2
3.1.2.6. Group A, D|v|s|on 2, Low Cccupant Load
1) A +3",$ of Croup A, ulvlslon 2 6++$/&'7 ())3-.0)7 ls permlLLed Lo be classlfled as a
Croup u, 83+"0$++ .04 -$#+(0.' +$#9")$+ ())3-.0)7 provlded
a) Lhe number of persons ln Lhe +3",$ does noL exceed 30, and
b) excepL as permlLLed by SenLence (2), Lhe +3",$ ls separaLed from Lhe remalnder of
Lhe &3"'4"05 by a :"#$ +$-.#.,"(0 havlng a :"#$-#$+"+,.0)$ #.,"05 of noL less Lhan 1 hr.
2) 1he :"#$ +$-.#.,"(0 requlred by SenLence (1) need noL have a :"#$;#$+"+,.0)$ #.,"05 where
Lhe +3",$ ls locaLed ln a &3"'4"05 LhaL ls +-#"0*'$#$4 LhroughouL.
3) A permanenL slgn, wlLh leLLerlng noL less Lhan 30 mm hlgh wlLh a 12 mm sLroke,
lndlcaLlng Lhe lesser of Lhe ())3-.0, '(.4 for Lhe +3",$ or 30 persons, shall be posLed ln
a consplcuous locaLlon near Lhe prlnclpal enLrance.

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Mezzan|nes (3.2.1.1.(3)(b))
. . . Lhe space above Lhe /$<<.0"0$ ls used as a vlsually open area
wlLhouL -.#,","(0+ or subdlvldlng walls hlgher Lhan 1070 mm
NIÞA 13k (3.2.3.13.(2))
sprlnkler sysLem lnsLalled ln a bulldlng of resldenLlal occupancy
LhroughouL, noL more Lhan 4 sLoreys ln bulldlng helghL
replaced wlLh
sprlnkler sysLem lnsLalled ln a bulldlng of resldenLlal ma[or occupancy
conLalnlng no oLher ma[or occupancles, of noL more Lhan 4 sLoreys ln
bulldlng helghL
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Group D Su|te Separat|on
3.3.1.1.(4) no :"#$ +$-.#.,"(0 ls requlred beLween +3",$+ of &3+"0$++
.04 -$#+(0.' +$#9")$+ ())3-.0)7=

9.10.18.2. I|re A|arm System kequ|red
(1) LxcepL as permlLLed ln SenLences (3) and (4), a flre alarm
sysLem shall be lnsLalled ln &3"'4"05+ ln whlch a sprlnkler
sysLem ls requlred by Lhls ÞarL. (see Appendlx)

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2.7.4.1.
Non-potab|e
Water System
Des|gn

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