118. The council of a municipality may adopt a building by-law for its whole territory or any part thereof.
The building by-law may include provisions on one or more of the following objects:
(1) to regulate the materials to be used in building and the manner of assembling them;
(2) to establish standards of strength, salubrity and safety or insulation for any structure;
(2.1) regulate fortification or protective elements of a structure according to the authorized use thereof, prohibit such fortification or protective elements where their utilization is not justified in view of the said use and, in the latter case, order the reconstruction or repair of any structure existing on the date of coming into force of the by-law within the time prescribed therein which cannot be less than 6 months, so that it may be brought into conformity with such by-law;
(3) to order the reconstruction or repair of any building destroyed or become dangerous, or diminished in its value by at least one-half, as the result of fire or any other cause, in accordance with the by-laws in force at the time of such reconstruction or repair.
The council may order in the building by-law that all or part of an existing code of building standards constitutes all or part of the by-law. It may also prescribe that amendments to that code or a relevant part of it made after the coming into force of the by-law is also part of it without having to pass a by-law to prescribe the applicability of every amendment made. Such an amendment comes into force in the territory of the municipality on the date fixed by a resolution of the council; the secretary-treasurer of the municipality shall give public notice of the passing of such a resolution in conformity with the law governing the municipality. The code or the applicable part of it is attached to the by-law and is part of it.
1979, c. 51, s. 118; 1982, c. 63, s. 96; 1993, c. 3, s. 58; 1996, c. 2, s. 51; 1997, c. 51, s. 1.