Codes in force

The following codes in the building discipline are currently in force:

Historical code timeline

Alberta Building Code (ABC)

  • ABC 2014: In force from May 1, 2015 to November 30, 2019 (PDF, 17 MB)
  • ABC 2006: In force from September 2, 2007 to April 30, 2015 (PDF, 17 MB)
  • ABC 1997: In force from June 1, 1998 to September 1, 2007 (PDF, 17 MB)
  • ABC 1990: In force from September 1, 1991 to May 31, 1998 (PDF, 17 KB)

National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB)

  • NECB 2011: In force from November 1, 2015 to November 30, 2019
  • no prior editions of the code were adopted in Alberta


The ABC 2014 and the National Building Code - 2019 Alberta Edition (NBC-2019 AE) reference the following professional schedules.

Professional schedules ABC 2014

Professional schedules NBC-2019 AE


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