The RBQ Requirements
Building owners in Quebec are now required to engage engineers to perform assessments of their building façades and parking garages. In March 2013, new legislation was adopted by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) to ensure public safety. The legislation applies to the façades of buildings that are five (5) storeys or higher and multi-level parking garages. Obligations involve periodic safety assessments performed by experienced engineers, the production of reports, and record keeping.
For details on the requirements for façade and garage inspections, please see table below:
Deadlines for Building Owner to Get Report -
As of March 18, 2013
GCG Seminar on the Requirements
What are the new obligations for building owners and managers? How do they affect the work and liability of engineers, architects, real estate promoters, general contractors, sub-contractors and insurers? How are the assessments carried out?
GCG experts offer a seminar addressing the legal, technical, and practical aspects of the new legislation.
For more information, refer to the official seminar brochure.
For a review of the requirements, refer to the official provincial guide of the building security code.
For a full explanation, go to the RBQ website.