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September 18, 2014 - Think you know something about fire protection, energy efficiency in buildings, use and egress, etc.? Prove it by volunteering to serve on the Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes (CCBFC)—a senior committee responsible for the development of Canada’s National Construction Codes—in the next code development cycle.


September 18, 2014
By Anthony Capkun

The term for current members expires August 31, 2015, and a pool of candidates is needed to represent all regions of Canada from across all sectors of the construction industry that use, or benefit from, the national and provincial codes based on these models.

In consultation with the provinces and territories, the commission is also responsible for setting code development policy direction, and overseeing the development process to ensure it is open, transparent and consensus-based. The CCBFC oversees the work of nine Standing Committees, whose members apply their experience in various technical areas of the codes to develop and improve their content.

CCBFC members are expected to be broadly knowledgeable on code-related matters and policy considerations, and able to exercise objective judgments. They are selected for their individual senior-level expertise and experience with the codes (not as delegates from a particular interest group).

Information about the commission’s work, and that of its Standing Committees, is available on the Canadian Codes Centre section of the NRC website at Volunteer for Commission membership.

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Interested? Send an expression of interest to the CCBFC secretary using the online form before February 18, 2015. Include a 120-word summary of your relevant experience and attach/append your resume. Appointments are for a five-year term. New appointments and re-appointments are effective September 1, 2015.

Although there is no remuneration, NRC does reimburse expenses incurred in attending meetings.

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