VBBL 2019 Takes Effect November 1, 2019

On July 23, 2019, Vancouver City Council enacted the 2018 BC Building Code (BCBC) with Vancouver-specific additional requirements and revisions. These changes will come into effect on November 1, 2019 with the release of the 2019 Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL).

We have been reviewing this new bylaw, and are happy to answer any questions about how this might affect your project.


Existing building permit applications which have not yet been issued will not be affected as long as they are not stagnant for more than 6 months.


Completed building permit applications can still be submitted using the 2014 VBBL only if a successful intake meeting is completed by October 31, 2019.


You may incorporate features of the 2019 VBBL into your current planning and design by using a generic alternative solution (Bulletin 2019-005-BU).



Electronic and print versions of the new Building By-law will be available from Queen’s Printer in the near future, and will be updated with errata and future amendments.

Building Code Consultant in Regina, Saskatchewan

We are so excited to bring our building and fire code consulting services to the province of Saskatchewan!


Our Senior Building Code Consultant, and Saskatchewan technical lead, Kelsey Longmoore, P.Eng., holds a Class 3 Saskatchewan Buildings Official License, and comes to us after working for four years as a municipal Building Code Engineer in her home town of Regina. We knew it was meant to be when she included a building code joke in her resume.

Kelsey is looking forward to bringing her in-depth knowledge of the City of Regina building code review and permit approval process to the design side of the table, in order to offer solution-focused services and expertise to clients in the Queen City.

We’d love to meet with you to have a conversation about how our services can complement yours, to bring your clients an even better building experience.

Our direct Regina phone number is (306) 988-8501, or you can email klongmoore@celerity.ca. Let’s talk!