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To: all contractors and builders

RE: Earthquake bands in permits issued under NBC 2015

On May 6, 2021, the province adjusted the implementation of the National Building Code for the province of New Brunswick.

From now until the end of the year, building permit applications can be made under either the 2010 or 2015 Codes, after which point, NBC 2015 will fully come into force. (The National Energy Code for Buildings, 2011 edition, is still in force for buildings it applies to, regardless of which edition of Code is chosen.)

Since Feb. 6, 2021, we have required buildings in much of Charlotte County to meet the earthquake provisions of 9.23.13 due to revised seismic data in NBC 2015.
Applications for those areas can now avoid those requirements by requesting construction take place under 2010 Code.

In the interests of fairness, our office will neither require nor enforce the construction of braced wall panels for residential construction permits issued under NBC 2015.

If you have any questions, please call our office at (506) 466-7369.

Vern Faulkner and Mike Hall
Building Inspectors