Building Codes & Building Officials

In Canada, CWB certification is a mandatory element of all projects covered by the National Building Code of Canada and the related Provincial building codes.

Building Officials are a key partner in the oversight and enforcement of the requirements of the National and Provincial Building Codes as they relate to the welded fabrication of steel structures.

Fabricators and erectors of welded structural steel for both buildings and bridges must be certified by the CWB. In addition, steel building systems - also commonly known as “pre-engineered buildings” – must also be produced by manufacturers certified to the requirements of CSA A660.

To provide information for Building Officials, the CWB Office of Public Safety has produced the following guides:

To request hard copies of these guides, please fill out the request for assistance form.