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New construction codes act coming to Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan recently passed The Construction Codes Act (Bill 4) in the Legislative Assembly.  The new Act will allow better alignment between construction codes and accessibility standards, including how they are applied to buildings, ensuring people with disabilities can better access and use buildings in Saskatchewan.

The new Construction Codes Act (CCA) repeals and replaces The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act and will come into effect on January 1, 2022, and will continue to oversee how construction standards are developed, adopted and implemented in the province.  The CCA also modernizes the powers and responsibilities for building owners, local authorities, building officials and the construction industry.

“I thank those municipalities and industry stakeholders who provided input into this process resulting in this new legislation,” Government Relations Minister Don McMorris said.  “By improving the roles and responsibilities of each group, the new act will allow the Government of Saskatchewan and these groups to protect citizens from unsafe renovations and construction practices, promote building accessibility and ensure consistent application of construction codes across our province.”

Key changes in the CCA that will impact stakeholders include:

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