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These guides contain the building requirements for persons with disabilities from the BC Building Code and includes illustrations and commentary. Thoughtful and careful use of these handbooks in applying the building requirements for persons with disabilities will benefit all members of the community.
The Canadian Standards Association Access Standards for the Built Environment is another good resource. This national code is considered to be more comprehensive than the provincial building code (but it is the minimum standards in the BC Code which must be met).
Keep in mind that while you must meet the minimum code, you are welcome and encouraged to do more than the code requires because many people with disabilities and seniors benefit from having more accessibility features than the code requires.
The 2014 handbook references the 2012 Building Code and the 2007 handbook references the 2006 building code. The newest code must be used for all new buildings. Be aware that the handbook is a summary of access issues and the full Building Code should also be used. You can buy access to the full code here.
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