B-1.1, r. 3 - Safety Code

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344. Subject to the more stringent standards provided for in Division IV, a building must conform to the standards applicable at the time of construction which, under the system of objective-based codes, target the objectives of safety, health and the protection of buildings against fire and structural damage.
Depending on the year of construction or alteration of the building, the applicable standard is the standard indicated in the following table:


Year of construction Standard applicable
or alteration


Building constructed or The Regulation respecting safety in public buildings,
altered prior to 1 except section 1, pars. 7.1, 7.2, 8.1 and 9.1, section
December 1976 6, subsection 1, 2nd par. and subsections 1.1, 2, 3,
4, 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3, sections 7, 8.1, 11.1 and 16.1,
section 17, subsection 4.1, section 18, subsections 2,
3 and 5.1, section 32.1, subsections 1b and 4,
and sections 33, 36, 44, 45, 51 and 53 (1981, chapter S-3, r. 4)


Building constructed or Building Code (1981, c. S-3, r. 2)
altered between 1 December
1976 and 24 May 1984


Building constructed or National Building Code 1980 “NBC 1980”, English
altered between 25 May edition No.17303, published by the National Research
1984 and 17 July 1986 Council of Canada, including January 1983 revisions
and errata and January 1984 revisions, hereinafter
referred to as NBC 1980 am. Québec. (O.C. 912-84, 84-04-11).


Building constructed or National Building Code of Canada 1985 “NBC 1985”,
altered between 18 July NRCC English edition No. 23174, including the
1986 and 10 November 1993 errata of October 1985 and January 1986, the
revisions of January 1986, except the revision
relating to Sentence 9 of Article 3.1.4.5., the
revisions of July and November 1986, January 1987,
January and December 1988 and also January 1989,
published by the National Research Council of Canada,
hereinafter referred to as NBC 1985 am. Québec
(O.C. 2448-85, 85-11-27)


Building constructed or National Building Code of Canada 1990 “NBC 1990”,
altered between 11 English edition No. 30620, published by the National
November 1993 and Research Council of Canada, including the revisions
6 November 2000 of January and July 1991 and the revisions of
January and September 1992, hereinafter referred to
as NBC 1990 am. Québec (O.C. 1440-93, 93-10-13)


Building constructed or Construction Code of Québec, Chapter I, Building, and
altered between 7 National Building Code of Canada 1995 (amended),
November 2000 and National Building Code - Canada 1995 (NRCC 38726),
16 May 2008 including the revisions of July 1998 and November
1999 and the Code national du bâtiment - Canada 1995
(CNRC 38726F), including the revisions of July 1998
and November 1999, published by the Canadian
Commission on Building and Fire Codes of the National
Research Council of Canada, hereinafter referred to
as NBC 1995 am. Québec (O.C. 953-2000, 2000-07-26)


Building constructed or Construction Code of Québec, Chapter I, Building, and
altered after 17 May 2008 National Building Code of Canada 2005 (amended),
and 12 june 2015 National Building Code of Canada 2005 (NRCC 47666)
and Code national du bâtiment-Canada 2005 (CNRC
47666F), published by the Canadian Commission on
Building and Fire Codes of the National Research
Council of Canada, hereinafter referred to as NBC
2005 am. Québec (O.C. 293-2008, 2008-03-19)


Building constructed or Construction Code of Québec, Chapter I, Building, and
altered after 13 June 2015 National Building Code of Canada 2010 (amended),
National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NRCC 53301)
and Code national du bâtiment-Canada 2010 (CNRC
53301F), published on 29 November 2015 by the Canadian
Commission on Building and Fire Codes of the National Research
Council of Canada, hereinafter referred to as NBC
2010 am. Québec (approved by O.C. 347-2015, 2015-04-15)


However, the standards apply taking into account the fact that
(1)  a previous standard may be applied for a period of 18 months following the date of coming into force of a new standard;
(2)  a requirement of the code in force at the time of construction may be subject to an equivalent or different measure as provided for in sections 127 and 128 of the Act;
(3)  prior to 7 November 2000, since the notion of residential board and care occupancy did not exist, the construction of a building housing the clients of a residential board and care occupancy was subject to the requirements applicable to a hospital (care occupancy) as set out in the code in force at the time of construction; a care occupancy meeting the definition of a residential board and care occupancy may conform with the requirements of NBC 2005 am. Québec subject to the more stringent provisions of Division IV;
(4)  more than 10 persons may sleep in a residential board and care occupancy, a convalescent home or a children’s custodial home referred to in Sentences 3 and 4 of Article 3.1.2.5 of NBC 2005 am. Québec, as long as no more than 9 persons are lodged there;
(5)  a private seniors’ residence constructed or altered prior to 13 June 2015 may be a residential occupancy for the elderly, a single-family type residential occupancy for the elderly or a residential board and care occupancy providing lodging for the elderly; and
(6)  a private seniors’ residence constructed or altered after 13 June 2015 is a care occupancy (Group B, Division 3).
O.C. 1263-2012, s. 1; O.C. 348-2015, s. 2.
344. Subject to the more stringent standards provided for in Division IV, a building must conform to the standards applicable at the time of construction which, under the system of objective-based codes, target the objectives of safety, health or the protection of buildings against fire and structural damage.
Depending on the year of construction or alteration of the building, the applicable standard is the standard indicated in the following table:


Year of construction Standard applicable
or alteration


Building constructed or The Regulation respecting safety in public buildings,
altered prior to 1 except s. 1, pars. 7.1, 7.2, 8.1 and 9.1, s. 6, par.
December 1976 1, 2nd par. and pars. 1.1, 2, 3, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
ss. 7, 8.1, 11.1, 16.1 and 17, par. 4.1, s. 18, pars.
2, 3 and 5.1, s. 32.1, pars. 1b) and 4, and ss. 33,
36, 44, 45, 51 and 53
(chapter S-3, r. 2)


Building constructed or Building Code (R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-3, r. 2)
altered between 1 December
1976 and 24 May 1984


Building constructed or National Building Code 1980 “NBC 1980”, English
altered between 25 May Edition No.17303, published by the National Research
1984 and 17 July 1986 Council of Canada, including January 1983 revisions
and errata and January 1984 revisions, hereinafter
referred to as NBC 1980 am. Québec. (O.C. 912-84).


Building constructed or National Building Code of Canada 1985 “NBC 1985”,
altered between 18 July NRCC English Edition No. 23174, including the
1986 and 10 November 1993 errata of October 1985 and January 1986, the
amendments of January 1986, except the amendment
relating to Sentence 9 of Article 3.1.4.5., the
amendments of July and November 1986, January 1987,
January and December 1988 and also January 1989,
published by the National Research Council of Canada,
hereinafter referred to as NBC 1985 am. Québec
(O.C. 2448-85)


Building constructed or National Building Code of Canada 1990 “NBC 1990”,
altered between 11 English edition No. 30620, published by the National
November 1993 and Research Council of Canada, including the amendments
6 November 2000 of January and July 1991 and the amendments of
January and September 1992, hereinafter referred to
as NBC 1990 am. Québec (O.C. 1440-93)


Building constructed or Construction Code of Québec, Chapter I, Building, and
altered between 7 National Building Code of Canada 1995 (amended),
November 2000 and National Building Code - Canada 1995 (NRCC 38726E)
16 May 2008 including the revisions of July 1998 and November
1999 and the Code national du bâtiment - Canada 1995
(CNRC 38726F) including the revisions of July 1998
and November 1999, published by the Canadian
Commission on Building and Fire Codes of the National
Research Council of Canada, hereinafter referred to
as NBC 1995 am. Québec (O.C. 953-2000)


Building constructed or Construction Code of Québec, Chapter I, Building, and
altered after 17 May 2008 National Building Code of Canada 2005 (amended),
National Building Code of Canada 2005 (NRCC 47666)
and Code national du bâtiment-Canada 2005 (CNRC
47666F), published by the Canadian Commission on
Building and Fire Codes of the National Research
Council of Canada, hereinafter referred to as NBC
2005 am. Québec (O.C. 293-2008)


However, the standards apply taking into account the fact that
(1)  a previous standard may be applied for a period of 18 months following the date of coming into force of a new standard;
(2)  a requirement of the code in force at the time of construction may be subject to an equivalent or different measure as provided for in sections 127 and 128 of the Act;
(3)  prior to 7 November 2000, since the notion of residential board and care occupancy did not exist, the construction of a building housing the clients of a residential board and care occupancy was subject to the requirements applicable to a hospital (care occupancy) as set out in the code in force at the time of construction; a care occupancy meeting the definition of a residential board and care occupancy may conform with the requirements of NBC 2005 am. Québec subject to the more stringent provisions of Division IV.
O.C. 1263-2012, s. 1.