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Building Regulation advisories and bulletins

Building Regulations Bulletins and Advisories offer clarification on the application of the Alberta Building Code, Canadian Electrical Code, Natio​nal Plumbing Code and the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, as well as The City’s Land Use Bylaw. A bulletin is a regulation under a code. An advisory is an interpretation of a code or municipal regulation.

If you have a question related to any of the codes, bulletins or advisories, visit the Technical Assistance Centre  for frequently asked questions or to submit your questions online.

Regulation Bulletins

2006 Regulation Bulletin Title 2014 ​Regulation Bulletin Title
RB06-001 Exit doors opening onto step Removed Removed
RB06-002 Major and subsidiary occupancies and their fire separation RB14-001 Major and subsidiary occupancies and their fire separation
RB06-003 Exits opening into enclosed yards without gates Removed Removed
RB06-004 Exiting through lobbies Removed Removed
RB06-005 Use of chain-link fences for fencing and barricading of construction sites RB14-002 Use of chain-link fences for fencing and barricading of construction sites
RB06-006 Distinguishing "localized depressions" for determination of grade RB14-003 Distinguishing "localized depressions" for determination of grade
RB06-007 Directional exit signs Removed Removed
RB06-008 Limiting distance requirements for carports Removed Removed
RB06-009 Washroom facilities for food establishments in shopping malls Removed Removed
RB06-010 Fire dampers in ducts passing through vertical fire separations between suites Removed Removed
RB06-011 Double wall assemblies with gypsum board within studs Removed Removed
RB06-012 Stair handrails RB14-004 Stair handrails
RB06-013 Use of cultured marble hearth extensions RB14-005 Use of cultured marble hearth extensions
RB06-014 Movable partitions in a means of egress Removed Removed
RB06-015 Guidelines for instant lube stations RB14-006 Guidelines for instant lube stations
RB06-016 Gas log lighters in masonry fireplaces RB14-007 Gas log lighters in masonry fireplaces
RB06-017 Bedroom windows used for emergency escape RB14-008 Bedroom windows used for emergency escape
RB06-018 Green running man pictogram exit signs Removed Removed
RB06-019 Size of actuating pads or bars of emergency (panic) hardware Removed Removed
RB06-020 Release of electro-magnetic locking devices by light sensors RB14-010 Release of electro-magnetic locking devices by light sensors
RB06-021 Permits for temporary tents RB14-011 Foundations for detached garages and accessory buildings serving dwelling units within the scope of ABC 2014 9.35 or ABC DIV B9.12.2.2.6
RB06-022 Emergency access to floor areas RB14-012 Emergency access to floor areas
RB06-023 Barrier-free washroom requirements in existing buildings RB14-013 Barrier-free washroom requirements in existing buildings
RB06-024 Guidelines for industrial greenhouses RB14-014 Guidelines for industrial greenhouses
RB06-025 Guidelines for single tenant concept RB14-015 Guidelines for single tenant concept
RB06-026 Home-made wood roof trusses RB14-016 Home-made wood roof trusses
RB06-027 Storage of material in parking garages RB14-017 Storage of material in parking garages
RB06-029 Wood trellises, decking, planters, benches, railings, etc., on roofs of noncombustible buildings Removed Removed
RB06​-030 Supply of combustion air for fireplaces in residential buildings RB14-018 Supply of combustion air for fireplaces in residential buildings
RB06-031 Introduction of batt insulation into ULC tested fire rated assemblies Removed Removed
RB06-032 Subdivision of semi-detached dwelling units and row housing by party walls RB14-019 Subdivision of semi-detached dwelling units and row housing by party walls
RB06-033 Building Code application to +15 walkways RB14-020 Building Code application to +15 walkways
RB06-034 Earthquake design Removed Removed
RB06-035 Classification of vocational and other specialized schools RB14-021 Classification of vocational and other specialized schools
RB06-036 Landings, floors, etc..., supported by OSB/plywood hangers RB14-022 Landings, floors, etc..., supported by OSB/plywood hangers
RB06-037 Exterior stairs passing adjacent to unprotected openings in another fire compartment Removed Removed
RB06-038 Egressing from occupancies RB14-023 Egressing from occupancies
RB06-039 Coffee shops & restaurants within other occupancies RB14-024 Coffee shops & restaurants within other occupancies
RB06-040 Application of the Building Code & the Building Permit bylaw RB14-025 Application of the Building Code & the Building Permit bylaw
RB06-041 Detached garages serving two to four dwelling units Removed Removed
RB06-042 Smoke separation using unrated walls RB14-026 Smoke separation using unrated walls
RB06-043 Horizontal fire dampers in combustible floor assemblies RB14-027 Horizontal fire dampers in combustible floor assemblies
RB06-044 Doors opening to future elevated decks RB14-028 Doors opening to future elevated decks
RB06-045 Fire separation details at floor/wall assembly intersections between suites in multi-family residential buildings Removed Removed
RB06-046 Installation of electric chair lifts adjacent to required exits RB14-029 Installation of electric chair lifts adjacent to required exits
RB06-047 Shafts inside furance rooms in up and down 4 plexes RB14-030 Shafts inside furance rooms in up and down 4 plexes
RB06-048 Openable windows in garages and carports RB14-031 Openable windows in garages and carports
RB06-049 Travel distance inside rooms and suites Removed Removed
RB06-050 Protection of soffits Removed Removed
RB06-051 Building Permit and guard requirements for retaining walls Removed Removed
RB06-052 Spatial separation to building spaces with no occupancy RB14-032 Spatial separation to building spaces with no occupancy
RB06-053 Finishes around urinals RB14-033 Finishes around urinals
RB06-054 Thumb-turn latches in exit doors RB14-034 Thumb-turn latches in exit doors
RB06-055 Span tables for built-up floor beams RB14-035 Span tables for built-up floor beams
RB06-056 Door viewers RB14-036 Door viewers
RB06-057 Combustible piping penetrations (water distribution pipes) Removed Removed
RB06-058 Service trenches crossing under wall foundations RB14-037 Service trenches crossing under wall foundations
RB06-059 Party walls or suite separation walls continuing into crawl spaces RB14-038 Party walls or suite separation walls continuing into crawl spaces
RB06-060 Glass fibre insulation in built-up rated wall assemblies RB14-039 Glass fibre insulation in built-up rated wall assemblies
RB06-061 Hose stations and cabinets in the ABC 2006 Removed Removed
RB06-062 Floors connected by stairs not forming required exits RB14-041 Floors connected by stairs not forming required exits
RB06-063 Firefighting access for part 9 buildings RB14-042 Firefighting access for part 9 buildings
RB06-064 Alterations to fire alarm systems Removed Removed

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