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EM CAREERS: Call for volunteers to serve on Canada’s Codes committees

September 23, 2013 - The five-year term for the current Standing Committees of the Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes (CCBFC) that develop the National Model Construction Codes will expire August 31, 2014. Translation: CCBFC is issuing a call for volunteers to serve on the Standing Committees in the next code development cycle.


September 24, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

While there are nine Standing Committees, of particular interest is “Energy Efficiency in Buildings” (National Energy Code for Buildings).

Anyone interested in participating in one of the committees is encouraged to submit their application using the online form on the National Codes website. New appointments and re-appointments will be effective September 1, 2014.

The CCBFC is an independent committee of volunteers established by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to develop and maintain the National Model Construction Codes. It oversees the work of the Standing Committees, whose members apply their experience in various technical areas of the Codes to develop and improve their content and, thereby, help protect the health and safety of Canadians.

Committee members commit to a five-year term. Members may be re-appointed for further terms subject to maintaining “a reasonable degree of membership rotation”. The membership of each committee has representation from the industrial and regulatory sectors, as well as general interest groups, and is balanced by geographic region, says NRC. Such appointments do not carry remuneration; however, travel and hospitality expenses incurred in attending meetings are reimbursed by NRC.

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Interested? Send an expression of interest to the Secretary of the CCBFC using the online form on the National Codes website before February 28, 2014. Please indicate which standing committee(s) you are interested in joining, include a 120-word summary of your relevant experience and attach/append your resume.

For more information, contact Anne Gribbon, CCBFC secretary, at anne.gribbon@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca or 613-993-5569.