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February 13, 2015 by STAFF REPORT

The National Research Council of Canada is looking for construction experts to review building and fire codes.
The National Research Council of Canada is looking for construction experts to review building and fire codes.

The National Research Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) for the 2015-2020 code development cycle.

Committee members are expected to be broadly knowledgeable on Code-related matters and able to exercise objective judgments. Members are selected for their individual expertise and experience with the Codes – not as delegates from a particular interest group. Representation from industry, regulatory and general interest sectors is balanced by geographic region.

The CCBFC oversees the work of nine Standing Committees whose members apply their experience in the following technical areas:

    • Earthquake Design
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings
    • Environmental Separation
    • Fire Protection
    • Hazardous Materials and Activities
    • Housing and Small Buildings
    • HVAC and Plumbing
    • Structural Design
    • Use and Egress.

Representation from industry, regulatory and general interest sectors is balanced by geographic region.

Commission members commit to a five-year term. The estimated workload associated with these responsibilities represents five to ten days in a given year for most members. Although there is no remuneration, NRC does reimburse travel and accommodation expenses for members attending committee meetings.

If you are interested in becoming a member and participating national code development work, please send an expression of interest to the Secretary of the CCBFC using the online form below by March 26, 2015. Please include a 120-word summary of your relevant experience then email your resumé to Codes.ccbfc.nomination@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

New appointments and re-appointments will be effective September 1, 2015.


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