CBHCC seeks volunteers to support development of 2030 National Model Codes

The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is currently in search of volunteers willing to serve on code development committees for the upcoming 2030 code cycle.

The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is currently seeking volunteers to serve on code development committees for the 2030 code cycle.

Successful applicants will assist in the development of the 2030 editions of the National Model Codes, with work expected to kickoff in January 2025.

Code development for the 2030 codes will include topics such as accessibility, climate change mitigation and adaptation, alterations to existing buildings, housing supply, harmonization, performance-based solutions, and other targeted technical topics and maintenance tasks.

As a result, the CBHCC is looking to recruit volunteers who reflect Canada’s regional and ethnic diversity, have broad knowledge of the Codes, and have technical expertise as well as experience in areas that pertain to building design, construction and use.

“Committee volunteers are critical to Canada’s code development process,” said Jun’ichi Jensen, member and co-chair of the CBHCC. “Without the technical expertise and experience of our volunteers, this important work would not be possible. Volunteering on code development committees is a great opportunity to make valuable contributions to the National Model Codes.”

Work on the National Model Codes requires experts across a range of disciplines, such as design and construction of buildings and houses, engineering, architecture, building use and operation, structural and earthquake design, heating ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, fire protection, accessibility, energy efficiency, environmental science, and hazardous materials and activities.

The CBHCC is seeking volunteers from the regulatory community, industry, manufacturers, material production and supply, standard development organizations, researchers, academia and others with an interest in code development.

Those who are interested in volunteering can apply through the CBHCC’s website before May 6, 2024. Applicants will be asked to submit their qualification credentials and a summary of their experience.

The application will remain open beyond May 6 for those who would like to be considered as a potential replacement on a code development committee or for those interested in being considered for task groups that will be established during the code cycle to work on specific issues.

For more information about volunteering on a code development committee, please contact the CBHCC Secretary at [email protected].

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