The 2012 Building Code was recently amended to include a number of changes to the Code, Supplementary Standards and Appendix A.
The most noteworthy amendment is O.Reg.88/19, which is intended to harmonize the Building Code with the 2015 national construction codes. The changes and implementation dates are listed below.
- January 1, 2020 – Technical changes throughout the Building Code.
- January 1, 2022 – Changes to stair, guard and handrail requirements.
The Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) has prepared a summary of the Building Code amendments that are coming into effect on January 1, 2020.
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