New Vancouver-only Building Bylaw Introduced


City Council approves in principle a new Vancouver-only building bylaw that adopts the 2012 B.C. Building Code and is aimed at increasing accessibility, safety and energy efficiency of buildings as well as improving administrative processes. The bylaw took effect at the beginning of 2015.


Vancouver is unique among BC municipalities in that it can adopt its own building bylaw, allowing the city to respond quickly to local issues that have an impact on building safety. The building bylaw includes new water and energy-efficiency requirements and enhanced accessibility provisions.