“ 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 220.127.116.11., a major occupancy.
“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.”.