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NRC's Canadian Codes Centre (CCC) plays a vital role in this process by providing technical and administrative support to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) and its related committees, which are responsible for the development of Canada's National Model Construction Codes.(NBC) incorporates significant technical changes from the 2005 edition.Apparent Sound Transmission Class (ASTC) is introduced in Part 5 to assess compliance with minimum airborne sound requirements between dwelling units.There are also significant changes to Part 9, housing and small buildings, with over half impacting stairs, ramps, handrails and guards.Over 360 technical changes have been incorporated in this new edition.
Thirty-four changes to the NBC and eight changes to the (NFC) now permit construction of six-storey buildings using combustible construction. Meteorological Service of Canada-Ontario Region, 2005c. Internal analysis of data from the Environment Canada National Climate Data and Information Archive. Climatic Information for Building Design in Canada 1995. Meteorological Service of Canada – Ontario Region, 2001. Graphics Provided Courtesy of Erik Buhler of the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre, Toronto. Reviewed and approved by Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes Ottawa. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Wind Engineering, January 1995, New Delhi, India. Updating Wind Pressures for the 1995 National Building Code of Canada.The NBC sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings.