As part of its commitment to enhancing public safety, NFPA makes its codes and standards available online to the public for free. Online access to NFPA's consensus documents conveniently places important safety information on the desktops of traditional users as well as others who have a keen interest. NFPA is committed to serving the public's increasing interest in technical information, and. The National Building Code of Canada (NBC), published by NRC and developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings. Over technical changes have been incorporated in this new edition. May 30, · National Building Code should be available online, free of charge! Contractor reader Yvan Labbe asks why he can't access the National Building Code . NFPA publishes more than consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. NFPA codes and standards, administered by more than Technical Committees comprising approximately 8, volunteers, are . Fire Code Extracts from the National Fire Code of Canada SAFETY TO LIFE EXIT LIGHTING, EXIT SIGNS AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING Installation and Maintenance 1) Exit lighting, exit signs and emergency lighting shall be provided in buildings in conformance with the NBC. (See Note A(1).).