The National Model Codes reference hundreds of standards and documents issued by Canadian and other standards development organizations. Referencing such documents is an efficient way to tap into the best available technical expertise and the latest technologies, while keeping the page count of the Codes documents to a reasonable number.

As with the Codes themselves, the content of the documents referenced in the Codes is regularly updated and published. To remain current, the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) references, where appropriate, the latest editions of these documents.

Code users and stakeholders are asked to review proposed updates to the tables of referenced documents in the current editions of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC), the National Fire Code of Canada (NFC), the National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC), and the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB).

Some standards published by bilingual organizations were not available in French at the time that the tables were prepared for public review. The French standards will be included in the next editions of the Codes, if available at publication time.

Note that what has been modified in the referenced document, or how it has been modified, is not identified in the tables, nor are the referenced documents provided. It is up to Codes users and stakeholders to research these changes and provide relevant comments. The goal of the public review of the updates to referenced documents is to determine whether there are objections to the proposed changes.

If approved, these changes will update the documents referenced in the current editions of the NBC, NFC, NPC and NECB.