Province Consults With Construction Sector

Labour and Advanced Education

August 9, 2012 1:21 PM

The province is asking builders, architects, engineers, municipal building officials and other interested parties for input on 24 recommendations prepared for the Building Advisory Committee.

A discussion paper, in English and French, and the complete Review of Obligations under Letters of Undertaking are posted at www.gov.ns.ca/lae/policy/BuildingCodeLettersofUndertaking.asp .

Letters of undertaking, provided by architects and engineers, help municipal building officials confirm that a building's design meets or exceeds the minimum standards of the Nova Scotia Building Code and that the construction conforms to the design.

The department will review comments that are received by Dec. 14.

Responses will be reviewed by staff and summarized for the Building Advisory Committee in early 2013, and the committee will make its final recommendations to government later in the year.


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     The province is asking for feedback on 24 recommendations

in a report prepared for the Building Advisory Committee.

     A discussion paper, in English and French, and the Review

of Obligations under Letters of Undertaking report, is are

posted on the Department of Labour and Advanced Education

website.

     The deadline for responses is December 14th and the

Building Advisory Committee will make its final recommendations

to government in 2013.

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Media Contact: Kevin Finch
              Labour and Advanced Education
              Phone: 902-424-0847
              E-mail: finchkh@gov.ns.ca