Building Classifications

By code, kitchen fire safety systems must be inspected every 6 months.

BUILDING CLASSIFICATIONS

Here is a table of the various types of buildings and their corresponding fire safety classification:

TYPE OF BUILDING CLASSIFICATION
Health Buildings (CHSLD, Hospitals, Retirement Homes, Care Homes, etc.) B-2
Habitation (Lodging, Apartment Buildings, Hotels.) C
Office Buildings (Building containing exclusively offices.) D
Retail E
High Traffic Service Buildings (Schools, Bars, Theaters, Day-Cares, Libraries, etc.) A-1 or A-2
Industrial Buildings (Factories, Storage Buildings,etc.) F-1, F-2, or F-3

 

BUILDING NORMS BASED ON YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION

Below is a guide for property owners to know which fire alarm code to follow for their building based on the date in which they were built:

CONSTRUCTION DATE APPLICABLE NORM
Between December 1st 1976 and May 24th 1984. Quebec Building Code.
Between May 25th 1984 and July 17th 1986. National Building Code (c. 1980) Quebec Edition.
Between July 18th 1986 and November 10th 1993. National Building Code (c. 1985) Quebec Edition.
Between November 11th 1993 and November 6th 2000. National Building Code (c. 1990) Quebec Edition.
Between November 7th 2000 and May 16th 2008. National Building Code (c. 1995) Quebec Edition.
After May 17th 2008. National Building Code (c. 2005) Quebec Edition.