Section 1.2 Purpose and Exceptions
The purpose of this Code is to provide for the safety of life and limb, and to promote the public welfare. Compliance with this Code shall be achieved by one of the following:
(a) conformance with the requirements in ASME A17.1/CSA B44
(b) conformance with some of the requirements in ASME A17.1/CSA B44 and for systems, subsystems, components, or functions that do not conform with certain requirements in ASME A17.1/CSA B44, conformance with the applicable requirements in ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7
(c) conformance with the requirements in ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7
The provisions of this Code are not intended to prevent the use of systems, methods, or devices of equivalent or superior quality, strength, fire resistance, effectiveness, durability, and safety to those prescribed by this Code, provided that there is technical documentation to demonstrate the equivalency of the system, method, or device.
In jurisdictions not enforcing the NBCC, the use of the NBCC is not intended.