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AR 31/2015 BUILDING CODE REGULATION

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ALBERTA REGULATION 31/2015

Safety Codes Act

BUILDING CODE REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Alberta Building Code 2014

                2      National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011

                3      Disclaimer

                4      Transitional

                5      Consequential amendments

                6      Repeal

                7      Coming into force

Alberta Building Code 2014

1(1)  The Alberta Building Code 2014, as established by the Safety Codes Council and published by the National Research Council of Canada, except section 9.36, Energy Efficiency, is declared in force with respect to buildings.

(2)  Section 9.36, Energy Efficiency, of the Alberta Building Code 2014, as established by the Safety Codes Council and published by the National Research Council of Canada is declared in force with respect to buildings.

National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011

2   The National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011, published by the National Research Council of Canada, is declared in force with respect to buildings.


Disclaimer

3   The codes declared in force by this Regulation, and any codes and standards referred to in those codes, do not make or imply any assurance or guarantee by the Crown in right of Alberta with respect to the life expectancy, durability or operating performance of materials, appliances, systems and equipment referred to in those codes or standards.

Transitional

4(1)  In this section, “former Regulation” means the Building Code Regulation (AR 117/2007).

(2)  Notwithstanding sections 1 and 6, the former Regulation remains in force for and applies to

                               (a)    work for which a permit is issued before May 1, 2015, and

                              (b)    work for which an application for a permit is received before November 1, 2015 by a safety codes officer or other person designated by an Administrator pursuant to section 44 of the Safety Codes Act if the safety codes officer or other person designated by an Administrator pursuant to section 44 of the Safety Codes Act who issues the permit is satisfied that preparation of the plans and specifications for the project began before May 1, 2015,

until that work has been completed or the permit has expired or been cancelled.

(3)  Notwithstanding section 1(2), section 9.36, Energy Efficiency, of the Alberta Building Code 2014 does not apply to

                               (a)    work for which a permit is issued before May 1, 2016, or

                              (b)    work for which an application for a permit is received before November 1, 2016 by a safety codes officer or other person designated by an Administrator pursuant to section 44 of the Safety Codes Act if the safety codes officer or other person designated by an Administrator pursuant to section 44 of the Safety Codes Act who issues the permit is satisfied that preparation of the plans and specifications for the project began before May 1, 2016.

(4)  Notwithstanding section 2, the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 does not apply to

                               (a)    work for which a permit is issued before November 1, 2015, or

                              (b)    work for which an application for a permit is received before May 1, 2016 by a safety codes officer or other person designated by an Administrator pursuant to section 44 of the Safety Codes Act if the safety codes officer or other person designated by an Administrator pursuant to section 44 of the Safety Codes Act who issues the permit is satisfied that preparation of the plans and specifications for the project began before November 1, 2015.

Consequential amendments

5(1)  The New Home Buyer Protection (General) Regulation (AR 211/2013) is amended by repealing section 1(1)(b) and substituting the following:

                              (b)    “building code” means the applicable Alberta Building Code as declared in force by a regulation under the Safety Codes Act;

(2)  The Permit Regulation (AR 204/2007) is amended

                               (a)    in section 1(1)

                                        (i)    by repealing clause (c);

                                       (ii)    in clause (p) by striking out “the Alberta Building Code” and substituting “the Alberta Building Code 2014 as declared in force by the Building Code Regulation enacted in 2015 or the Alberta Building Code 2006 as declared in force by the Building Code Regulation (AR 117/2007)”;

                               (b)    in section 6(1) and (2) by striking out “the Alberta Building Code” and substituting “the Alberta Building Code 2014 as declared in force by the Building Code Regulation enacted in 2015 or the Alberta Building Code 2006 as declared in force by the Building Code Regulation (AR 117/2007)”.

Repeal

6   The Building Code Regulation (AR 117/2007) is repealed.

Coming into force

7(1)  This Regulation, except sections 1(2), 2, and 4(3) and (4), comes into force on May 1, 2015.

(2)  Sections 1(2) and 4(3) come into force on May 1, 2016.

(3)  Sections 2 and 4(4) come into force on November 1, 2015.