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Current codes in Québec

Construction codes, available in paper format in the Library, currently in effect in Québec, according to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec. Previous versions of the codes are also available in the Library. 

The most recent modifications to the Québec construction codes are available on the Québec government official publication website, LégisQuébec (in French). 

Other codes and standards

Many codes and standards are available in print format in the Library, including those presented below. To check if the Library has a standard you are interested in, see the guide Technical standards, use Sofia, our discovery tool, or ask for help at the reference desk

National building codes - Electronic format

The electronic version of the codes below can be accessed by first clicking on the title.

Although only the current edition is presented in this guide, the Library maintains previous paper versions of the National Codes, which can be consulted at any time.

National Building codes - Print format

Although only the current edition is presented in this guide, the Library keeps previous versions of the national codes, which can be consulted at any time.

Free online access

Some chapters of the Quebec Construction Code and of the National Building Code of Canada can be ordered, at no charge, for personal use, in PDF format or direct consultation online. To have access to the documents, visit the NRC Virtual store (in the virtual store, see the left hand side menu, under "Construction publications" for available documents). 


ASHRAE standards (American Society of Heating, Regrigerating and Air-Conditionning Engineers) are available via the the database below :

See also...

... the guide on Technical standards

Off-Campus Access to Documents

If you are a member of the Polytechnique Montréal community, you can access all of the Library’s electronic subscription resources from off-campus by configuring our proxy server in your browser. Direct access to some of our resources (without configuring the proxy) is also available through the links marked by an arrow Green arrow in our list of all databases.

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