Carpentry 2: Reading Building Codes
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Briefly describe why building codes have been established.
Set minimum standards and regulations
How is the National Building Code developed and revised?
The CCBFC which includes builders, engineers, architects, owner/operators, fire and building officials and manufacturers
How many parts are there in Division B of the NBC?
Is workmanship relating to aesthetics covered by the NBC?
In which Appendix will you find climatic information?
Division B Appendix C
Does the NBC apply to all buildings?
It applies to all site or factory built buildings except farm buildings
Part 9 of the NBC applies to what types of buildings?
Not more than 3 stories and building area of 600 sq metres or less
What do the numbers in the decimal numbering system refer to? (1st - 4th)
- 1st: part of the NBC
- 2nd:section within the part
- 3rd: subsection
- 4th: article in the subsection
- Articles are broken into sentences that are indicated by numbers in parentheses.
- Sentences can be further broken into clauses, which are shown as lower-case letters in parentheses and subclauses, which are listed as roman numerals in parentheses.
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