Changes to the BC Building Code announced

The Province has adopted The Province the British Columbia Building and Fire Codes (BC Codes 2024).

Key updates will require all new buildings to:

  • provide one living space that is designed not to exceed 26 C;
  • have power-operated doors in all building entrances and universal washrooms; and
  • have an elevator in all large two- and three-storey apartment buildings.

For further information, please read the Province’s press release:

From the press release:

Helaine Boyd, executive director, Disability Alliance BC –

“Disability Alliance BC (DABC) is looking forward to witnessing how these BC Building Code changes will directly impact the lives of people with disabilities in need of accessible housing. We hope that the BC Building Code changes will continue conversations and ultimately contribute to greater social and economic inclusion for people with disabilities in our province.”