A Brief history of the National Buildings Code of Canada

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Journal titleJournal of the Ontario Building Officials Association
Pages2425; # of pages: 2
SubjectCodes & guides
AbstractThe first National Building Code was published in 1941, in time to prove its worth in the bulk of Canada's wartime building program. The new code set out the state of the art building science and engineering knowledge, and received considerable international attention during and after the war. It proved its worth in the design and construction of a great variety of building types across the land.The success of the National Building Code was noted by the federal government, and with the encouragement of General McNaughton, Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces, NRC was persuaded to accept the task of maintaining and updating the new regulatory instrument. General McNaughton was actively involved in planning the post-war reconstruction programs in Europe and had observed that those countries that had the best chance of recovering from the destruction were those that had a strong construction industry and an effective building code. To support the work on the National Building Code, NRC agreed to create a new research group, the Division of Building Research.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46136
NPARC number20386314
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Record created2012-07-25
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