The Library does not have in its collection the English versions of the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020, the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2020, and the National Fire Code of Canada 2020. They are available in French only.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 :
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 in our list of all databases.