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Zana Gordon
posted this news on February 28, 2014

The effective date of the City of Vancouver Building By-Law has been extended to July 1, 2014. Only building permits submitted after June 30 will be required to comply with the new Building By-Law which includes updates to windows, insulation, heating systems, and accessibility.

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Zana Gordon
posted this news on November 27, 2013

Finally after 3 long years of work and waiting the Best Practice Guide for Replacement Windows and Doors is ready for distribution! This comprehensive guide explains best practices for window and door replacement in wood-frame buildings, from single-family homes to multi-unit residential buildings.

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Zana Gordon
posted this news on September 17, 2013

CSA has updated this document by providing a new Table A1 with revised Climate Design Data used to compute Performance Grade and Water Test Pressure.

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Zana Gordon
posted this news on September 17, 2013

The Building and Safety Standards Branch recently issued an information bulletin providing more information about the previously announced changes to the 2012 BC Building code that add energy performance requirements to both Part 3 and Part 9 buildings.

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Zana Gordon
posted this news on September 17, 2013

A new NAFS bulletin has just been issued to provide clarification on the wording of requirements relating to windows, doors, and skylights installed in part 9 buildings, which must conform to the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) by December 20, 2013.

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