New Professional Schedules Available

A joint working group of the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA), with support from Alberta Municipal Affairs and the Safety Codes Council (the Council), has updated the National Building Code (Alberta Edition) [NBC(AE)] Schedules and created a user guide to assist stakeholders.

Alberta Municipal Affairs has issued a STANDATA variance recognizing updated schedules of professional involvement as an alternative solution to the requirements in Articles, and of Division C of the National Building Code – 2019 Alberta Edition (NBC(AE)). These schedules contain major changes to the content, including a different process from what is required by Section 2.4. of Division C of the NBC(AE).

The purpose of the NBC(AE) Schedules is to track the legislated responsibilities of registered architects, licensed interior designers, and professional engineers involved in building projects in Alberta, as defined in the NBC(AE), the Safety Codes Act, the Architects Act, and the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

The schedules of professional involvement were first introduced in the 1997 Edition of the Alberta Building Code (ABC 1997) at the request of the AAA and APEGA. Only minor revisions have been made to the schedules of professional involvement since their introduction. The updated schedules were modernized to address inconsistent interpretation of the schedules by owners, constructors, contractors, registered architects, licensed interior designers, professional engineers, safety codes officers and the public.

Links to the new schedules and user guide are available here.