Building Standards Branch Announcements
2015 National Building Code Adoption
Building permits received after January 1, 2018 are reviewed and inspected as to the 2015 National Building Code. The City of Regina implemented appropriate code review and compliance following the Province of Saskatchewan’s adoption of all parts of the 2015 National Building Code, except Section 9.36 Energy Efficiency.
The National Plumbing Code of Canada, 2015, with Saskatchewan amendments is in force. The National Energy Code and Section 9.36 of the National Building Code will take effect January 1, 2019.
Residential Review Process for Trusses and Other Designs
(also applies to Townhouses)
The review and inspection process for products that are beyond the scope of Part 9 of the National Building Code is changing to help ensure the construction of safe, healthy and habitable buildings. Products or components outside the scope of Part 9 must be designed and sealed by a professional engineer or architect. The new review process provides direction on:
- What documentation must be submitted to the Building Standards Branch and when
- Information that must be onsite when inspection occurs
- Documents that will remain on file with Building Standards
The new process will have a voluntarily implementation date of April 1, 2018 followed by full implementation on June 1, 2018. Check out the new information package detailing the new review and inspection process.
Residential Building Inspections
After the building permit is issued, residents and contractors are now required to schedule their residential building inspections. Construction may not proceed until the previous inspection has been passed. Next day inspections can be arranged by calling 306-777-7000 before 3 p.m.
Visit Residential Building Inspections for more details.