A-21 - Architects Act

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17. No one may, for the construction, enlargement or alteration of a building to which section 16 applies, use or allow the use of plans or specifications that are not signed by an architect, or final plans or specifications that are not signed and sealed by an architect.
Nothing in the first paragraph prevents the use of plans or specifications signed and, as applicable, sealed in accordance with the provisions of a regulation made pursuant to subparagraph h of the first paragraph of section 94 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 59, s. 17; 2000, c. 43, s. 5; 2020, c. 152020, c. 15, s. 28.
17. Every person using plans and specifications not in conformity with section 16 or allowing plans and specifications not in conformity with section 16 to be used for work to which that section applies, is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000.
However, a contractor who carries out work on behalf of others is liable to such penalty, when at first sight the plans used by him appear to have been signed and sealed by a member of the Order, only if he continues to carry it out after receiving a written notice from the Order that the plans and specifications used for such work are not in accordance with section 16.
A person who allows plans and specifications that appear to have been signed and sealed by members of the Order to be used is not liable to such a penalty.
1973, c. 59, s. 17; 2000, c. 43, s. 5.
17. Every person using, for work described in section 16, plans and specifications not in accordance with such section, is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $10 000.
However, a contractor who carries out work on behalf of others is liable to such penalty, when at first sight the plans used by him appear to have been signed and sealed by a member of the Order, only if he continues to carry it out after receiving a written notice from the Order that the plans and specifications used for such work are not in accordance with section 16.
1973, c. 59, s. 17.