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Safety Codes Bulletin: New National Building Code

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 04:05 PM


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Transition Approach for Building Projects: From NBCAE 2019 & NECB 2017 to NBCAE 2023 & NECB 2020.


In anticipation of the National Building Code-2023 Alberta Edition (NBCAE 2023) and National Energy...

Ice safety advisory

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2023 09:52 AM

Medicine Hat – Recent temperature fluctuations have affected ice conditions in the area, making it important to stay alert and informed. 

Medicine Hat Fire and Emergency Services advises the community to exercise caution on all ice-covered water bodies...

Safety Codes Bulletin: Sump Pumps within Dwelling Units

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023 09:28 AM


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This bulletin is issued to rescind the previously established guidelines concerning the recommendation of sump pits within dwelling units.


In November 2011, the City of Medicine Hat released a Safety...

Safety Codes Bulletin: Withdrawal of STANDATA 19-BCV-018(REV2)

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 01:52 PM


Withdrawal of STANDATA 19-BCV-018(REV2) - Generic Engineered Details for Adhered Masonry Veneer


This bulletin serves to communicate the withdrawal of Variance STANDATA 19-BCV-018(REV2), which pertains to generic engineered details...

Safety Codes Inspections Phone Line Discontinuation

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023 03:37 PM


Starting May 15, the automated phone line for scheduling Safety Codes inspections will be discontinued.

This phone line allowed applicants to book inspections by leaving voice mails. However, voice mails are prone to incomplete information,...

National Plumbing Code of Canada

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023 02:52 PM


The National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC) 2020 comes into force on April 1, 2023 and is applicable throughout the Province of Alberta. There are no Alberta specific technical variations or changes to the NPC 2020.

Alberta has jurisdiction over...

Upcoming New Alberta Codes Editions

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023 02:48 PM

National Building Code – 2022 Alberta Edition (NBC(AE))National Fire Code – 2022 Alberta Edition (NFC(AE))National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2020

The province is updating its construction codes based on the 2020 National Building Code,...

Safety Codes Bulletin: Professional Schedules

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023 09:30 AM

Re: NBC2019 (Alberta Edition) Building Code, Division C Part 2, Section 2.4 Professional Design and Review

The City of Medicine Hat is requiring the revised schedules that have been approved under the Standata Variance 19-BCV-024 to be...

Guidelines for shared tenancies within a single tenancy

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023 04:16 PM

The City of Medicine Hat understands the growing need to provide business owners opportunities to sublet unused space within existing buildings and suites. To provide clarity for building owners, landlords and tenants, business owners and Safety Codes...

Safety Codes Bulletin: Installation Windows and Doors

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023 08:51 AM

Purpose To ensure windows and doors are installed correctly to ensure they will be incorporated into the exterior membrane to resist ingress of precipitation into the building. Discussion

The requirement for the installation of doors and windows...