Building Standards Council

The Building Standards Council is established in accordance with the Building Codes Act.

What is the function of the Council?

The Building Standards Council shall advise the Minister on matters concerning the Building Codes Act and regulations; provide a liaison between the Minister and other persons or bodies interested in construction standards, as directed by the Minister; and perform any duties or functions relating to building and construction standards assigned to it by the Minister.  Additionally, on or before February 1 in each year the Council shall make, prepare and present a report to the Minister setting out the activities of the Council during the preceding calendar year.

Primary Role:  Non-adjudicative
Material Role:  Advisory

How many people are on the Council?

The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint seven persons as members of the Council and may designate one of the members as chairperson and another as vice-chairperson of the Council.

What are the requirements of members?

The Council shall be comprised of the following:

  • a representative of the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Prince Edward Island;
  • a representative of the Construction Association of Prince Edward Island;
  • a representative of the Architects Association of Prince Edward Island;
  • a representative of the Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities,
  • a representative of the PEI Council for People with Disabilities,
  • a representative of the PEI Chapter of Canadian Home Builders Association; and
  • not more than one additional member.

A representative each from the Department of Agriculture and Land and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure shall act in an advisory capacity to the Council.

Work and Experience Requirements

The additional member should have knowledge of building construction and/or services (i.e., HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, etc.), and have the ability to read and interpret technical documents.  Past experience serving on a board, council, or organization would be considered an asset.

All members should have a general understanding of the Building Codes Act and be an expert in their field.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements

The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

Chair - $113/diem and Members - $73/diem

What is the time commitment of the council?

The Council shall meet when requested by the Minister or the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The members hold office for a term of three years and are eligible for reappointment; however, a person who has served two consecutive terms as a member of the Council is not, during the twelve months following the completion of the person’s second term, eligible for reappointment to the Council.

Published date: 
April 6, 2021
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

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