B-1.1, r. 2 - Construction Code

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1.08. Every prefabricated building manufactured by a plant that has received certification by a certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and whose certification seal or label attests to compliance with Standard CAN/CSA-A277, “Procedure for Factory Certification of Buildings”, is deemed to be certified.
O.C. 293-2008, s. 1; O.C. 858-2012, s. 6; O.C. 347-2015, s. 1.
1.08. The Code is amended in Division A of Volume 2
(1)  by inserting “and be approved by the Board on the conditions it sets pursuant to section 127 of the Building Act (chapter B-1.1)” at the end of the first sentence of Note A-;
(1.1)  by inserting the following after Note A-
A- Application of Part 11. Part 11 applies to the construction of new buildings having a building area not more than 600 m2, a building height not more than 3 storeys and housing dwelling units only.
Part 11 also applies to the addition work of existing buildings to the extent where the building area, after the addition work, is not more than 600 m2, the building height is not more than 3 storeys and the building houses dwelling units only.
Part 11 does not apply to the installation of new ventilation appliances in existing buildings or to opening replacements. It does not apply to renovation of existing buildings.
(2)  in Note A-
(a) by inserting the following in alphabetical order:
Residential Board and Care Occupancies
In this Code,
(a) “rest home”, “rehabilitation centre” or “residential and long-term care centre” means a residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD) within the meaning of section 83 of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2),
(b) “lodge persons” means residence and other services provided to persons by a care occupancy,
(c) “personal-support services” means services to compensate a temporary or permanent disability related to hygiene, food, maintenance, use of personal goods, movement of a person or rehabilitation and services for supervising medication or managing a possible crisis, emergency or evacuation of the building, and
(d) “be assisted” means direct support to a person physically or mentally unable to move or direct himself or herself in case of evacuation.
Note: A building or part of building is considered to be a residential board and care occupancy when the occupancy occupies more than 10% of the floor area and becomes, as provided in, a major occupancy.
Thermal Resistance
To convert RSI value (metric unit) into R value (imperial unit), the RSI value is multiplied by 5.678263.
Total Thermal Resistance
The method for calculating the total thermal resistance of a component of the building envelope having a wood frame, for example, consists in determining the thermal resistance of the various materials as part of the component along a line crossing the insulated part and in adding the values obtained. The interior and exterior surface air film of the envelope are part of the building assembly.”.
(b) by inserting the following paragraph before the paragraph entitled Exit:
An alteration does not include the types of work such as work required to bring the building into conformance with the regulations in force and the maintenance and repairs that do not affect the characteristics and functions of the elements involved. It does, however, include the following types of intervention:
(1) a change of occupancy without modification, including a change in the same Group or Division and resulting in
(a) an increase in occupant load,
(b) a new occupancy other than the occupancies in Groups D and F, Division 3, or
(c) a change from building to a high building,
(2) a change such as an addition, restoration, rehabilitation, renovation or retrofitting related to
(a) an increase in building height,
(b) an increase in building area,
(c) an increase in floor area,
(d) the creation of an interconnected floor space,
(e) the installation of a barrier-free access to a building or a barrier-free path of travel in the building,
(f) a modification of the provisions for firefighting, or
(g) a modification or addition affecting the safety and health conditions of a building or part of a building.”.
O.C. 293-2008, s. 1; O.C. 858-2012, s. 6.