2015 Single Family Checklist Draft: Public Consultation Process
Our public consultation process for the proposed 2015 Single Family Checklist is underway. Below please find further details including key dates and how to submit your feedback:
- Changes to the checklist are clearly identified in the furthest right hand column titled “Notes on 2015 updates”.
- The numbering system is under discussion and for the purposes of this process are included. Reasons for this are included below:
- When updates to the checklist are made, it typically involved adding or deleting items. Whenever a new item is added to the checklist, all the items need to be renumbered after the new one that has been added.
- When the Technical Standards Committee meets to review requests for changes or for clarification, they often need to provide answers regarding several versions of old checklists, and the numbers on the various items do not match. Over time this will worsen.
- Rather than renumber the checklist items every time it is updated, the proposed new numbering system is intended to follow patterns set by the Building Code and other established coding systems, which are better able to accommodate additions/deletions/changes in the middle of the list, without the requirement to renumber the rest of the list.
- The proposed new numbers system will make it easier to keep track of new versions over time.
Phase One: Request for Input – April 30 Deadline Extended Closed
Over the next month we are asking industry to review and provide input on the checklist draft herein. During this phase we want to hear from you and welcome your feedback. Following this deadline, we will review the input received and also determine whether we have feedback from the geographic markets we’re involved in. Should we find inadequate input overall or from a specific geo-market, we will be reaching out to select builders. After April 30, feedback will be amalgamated and reviewed in with the Technical Standards Committee and then prepared for builder trials.
Note: Proposed changes will be vetted for product availability, technology, etc.
Phase Two: Trials – October 15, 2014 (Extended) Closed
In June, the new checklist, reflecting industry input, will be distributed and builders will be encouraged to work with Built Green Canada during this trial phase. We will be watching for ease of implementation as well as impact on builders’ processes and procedures.
Further, incoming code is expected to be released in June with implementation for January 2015. We will monitoring this closely to ensure the 2015 Single Family Checklist is complementary and moreover, supports the nuances of different jurisdictions.
Phase Three: Launch Preparation –December 31 Deadline Closed
Final feedback from the trials will be reviewed and any necessary changes will be integrated into the new checklist to be distributed in November. This will allow a few more months to adjust to the 2015 Single Family Checklist, which will take effect on January 1, 2015.
- Feedback on proposed 2015 SF Checklist April 30, 2014 Deadline Extended Closed
- Builder Trials October 15, 2014 Deadline Closed
- 2015 Checklist takes effect January 1, 2015 Deadline*
Note: The 2014 Single Family Checklist will be accepted through the first quarter of 2015.
2015 Single Family Checklist Draft for Public Consultation (reflects phase one input)