“Building designers will be obligated to create durability plans for new structures once new climate change standards are incorporated into building codes across the nation, some time after 2020, a Toronto Buildings Show workshop was told recently.
Workshop leader Gerald Genge, an engineer with Pretium Consulting Engineers of Burlington, Ont., laid out changes that will be incorporated into the National Building Code (NBC) in 2020 and beyond to address building life in the face of harsher climate conditions
Genge recently led a committee of building science experts tasked with converting Canadian Standards Association (CSA) guideline S478 on durability in buildings into a new building code standard.