White Paper Report: BC Building & Safety Standards Branch – Building Regulatory Modernization
The building regulatory system has been the subject of several major Provincial reviews over the past 25 years. Reviews have led to more accountability for complex building design and construction on the part of architects and engineers and better protection for homeowners.
The Modernization Strategy, which began in 2004, made recommendations to improve the system’s effectiveness after extensive stakeholder consultation. However, as priorities shifted to ‘greening’ the Building Code and developing new Code provisions for mid-rise wood-frame construction, implementation of these recommendations was deferred.