In force: 2020-12-02
369.2. The sprinkler system required in section 369.1 must conform to the requirements of Section 3.2.5. of NBC 2005 am. Québec, but must be designed, constructed, installed and tested in accordance with NFPA Standard 13, except a combustible concealed space no more than 450 mm high that does not have to be sprinklered.
Despite the foregoing, the following may be sprinklered in compliance with NFPA Standard 13D where the water supply capacity for the sprinkler system is not less than 30 minutes:
(1) a single-family type residential occupancy for the elderly, provided that each storey accessible to the persons lodged in the occupancy, except the second storey, is served by 2 means of egress, one of which leads directly to the exterior;
(2) a residential board and care occupancy that lodges no more than 9 persons and whose building consists of a dwelling unit having a building height of no more than 2 storeys, provided that each storey accessible to the persons lodged in the occupancy, except the second storey, is served by 2 means of egress, one of which leads directly to the exterior.
This section does not apply to a building which, on 2 December 2015, is completely sprinklered by a system installed in accordance with the standard applicable on the year of construction.