National Building Code of Canada

The National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2010 addresses the design and construction of new buildings and the substantial renovation of existing buildings. It is available for purchase through NRC's Virtual Store (printed and online formats).

The 2010 NBC is in an objective-based code format in which all requirements are linked to one or more of the following objectives:

Printed format

The printed version of the 2010 NBC is available in two practical formats:

  • 8.5 x 11 inch binder
  • 8.5 x 11 inch soft cover.

Each format includes two volumes:

  • Volume 1 - Divisions A and C
  • Volume 2 - Division B.

Online formats

The electronic version of the 2010 NBC, complete with the objectives and functional statements, is available as a downloadable PDF file. It can also be purchased through a Web-based subscription service (10 days, 1 year or 5 years).

Printing is disabled for the electronic Codes and Guides.