The Purpose of Codes

The Purpose of Codes

What the recent I-Code hearings in the USA have made clear is that the American and Canadian Codes are not only different, but have different goals and functions in their respective countries. The Code process in the USA is very democratic, allowing all to submit...
Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute Design and Technology Forum

Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute Design and Technology Forum

There is no longer any doubt that energy efficient buildings are making an impact on the construction industry, now that the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) have the Net Zero Energy Housing Council, whose spring meeting in Ottawa was densely populated...
The Purpose of Codes

Manitoba Adopts New Energy Efficiency Codes for New Homes

The province of Manitoba announced on May 14, 2015 that changes to the Province’s Building Code have been approved, which will result in improved energy efficiency standards for new homes.  Changes include new insulation requirements for above-ground wall assemblies,...