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Building Regulation advisories, bulletins and variances

These documents offer clarification on the application of the Alberta Building Code, Canadian Electrical Code, National 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. A variance is written permission to modify the application of the code, provided that an equivalent or greater level of safety is provided.

Regulation Bulletins

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

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