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O. Reg. 349/06: BUILDING CODE

filed June 28, 2006 under Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 23

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ontario regulation 349/06

made under the

building code act, 1992

Made: June 14, 2006
Filed: June 28, 2006
Published on e-Laws: June 29, 2006
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: July 15, 2006

Amending O. Reg. 403/97

(Building Code)

1. Sentence 1.1.3.2.(1) of Ontario Regulation 403/97 is amended by adding the following definition:

Flow control roof drain means a roof drain that restricts the flow of water that is discharged from a surface as a result of rainfall or snowfall into the storm drainage system.

2. (1) Subclause 1.1.3.3.(1)(a)(x) of the Regulation is revoked.

(2) Clause 1.1.3.3.(1)(a) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subclauses:

(xv.2) Subsection 30 (2) of the Ontario Heritage Act with respect to a consent of the council of a municipality to the alteration or demolition of a building,

. . . . .

(xvii.1) Section 34.5 of the Ontario Heritage Act with respect to a consent of the Minister to the alteration or demolition of a designated building,

(xvii.2) Subsection 34.7 (2) of the Ontario Heritage Act with respect to a consent of the Minister to the alteration or demolition of a designated building,

(3) Subclauses 1.1.3.3.(1)(a)(xx) and (xxi) of the Regulation are revoked.

(4) Subclause 1.1.3.3.(1)(b)(viii) of the Regulation is revoked.

(5) Clause 1.1.3.3.(1)(c) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(c) regulations made by a conservation authority under Clause 28 (1) (c) of the Conservation Authorities Act with respect to permission of the authority for the construction of a building or structure if, in the opinion of the authority, the control of flooding, erosion, dynamic beaches or pollution or the conservation of land may be affected by the development,

(6) Sentence 1.1.3.3.(1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following clause:

(d.1) by-laws made under Section 40.1 of the Ontario Heritage Act,

3. Table 2.6.3.2. of the Regulation is amended by striking out the row referring to CSA as Issuing Agency in Column 1 and Document CAN/CSA-C282-M89 in Column 2 and substituting the following row:

 

CSA

C282-05

Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings

3.2.7.5.(1)

4. Clause 3.1.2.5.(1)(a) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “dwelling unit” and substituting “suite”.

5. Subsection 3.1.5. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following article:

3.1.5.24.  Combustible Solar Collector Systems

(1) A combustible solar collector system is permitted to be installed above the roof of a building required to be of noncombustible construction.

6. Article 3.1.8.8. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(8) In a Group B, Division 3 occupancy that contains sleeping accommodation for not more than 10 persons and not more than 6 occupants requiring assistance in evacuation in case of an emergency and which is equipped with a fire alarm system, a duct need not be provided with a fire damper at a fire separation provided duct-type smoke detectors have been installed to control smoke circulation as described in Article 3.2.4.12.

7. Sentence 3.2.4.12.(1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “or” at the end of clause (b), by adding “or” at the end of clause (c) and by adding the following clause:

(d) is not provided with fire dampers as permitted by Sentence 3.1.8.8.(8).

8. Sentence 3.2.5.13.(2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Instead of the requirements of Sentence (1), NFPA 13R, “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Storeys in Height”, is permitted to be used for the design, construction, installation and testing of an automatic sprinkler system installed in a building

(a) of residential occupancy that is not more than 4 storeys in building height, or

(b) of Group B, Division 3 occupancy that contains sleeping accommodation for not more than 10 persons and not more than 6 occupants requiring assistance in evacuation in case of an emergency.

9. The Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

3.2.7.1.A.  Motion Sensors

(1) Lighting installed to provide the minimum illumination levels required by this Part may be controlled by motion sensors except where the lighting

(a) is installed in an exit,

(b) is installed in a corridor serving patients or residents in a Group B, Division 2 or Division 3 occupancy, or

(c) is required to conform to Sentence 3.2.7.1.(5).

(2) Where motion sensors are used to control minimum lighting in a public corridor or corridor providing access to exit for the public, the motion sensors shall be installed with switch controllers equipped for fail-safe operation and illumination timers set for a minimum 15-minute duration.

(3) A motion sensor shall not be used to control emergency lighting.

10. (1) Sentence 3.3.3.2.(2) of the Regulation is amended by adding “Except as permitted by Sentence (4)” at the beginning.

(2) Sentence 3.3.3.2.(3) of the Regulation is amended by adding “Except as permitted by Sentence (4)” at the beginning.

(3) Article 3.3.3.2. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentences:

(4) In a Group B, Division 3 occupancy that contains sleeping accommodation for not more than 10 persons and not more than 6 occupants requiring assistance in evacuation in case of an emergency, the walls separating sleeping rooms from adjacent rooms and corridors shall be constructed as fire separations but are not required to have a fire-resistance rating.

(5) The door in the fire separation required in Sentence (4) is permitted to be equipped with a roller latch and need not be provided with a self-closing device.

11. (1) Sentence 3.3.3.3.(3) of the Regulation is amended by adding “Except as permitted in Sentence (5)” at the beginning.

(2) Article 3.3.3.3. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(5) A corridor in a Group B, Division 3 occupancy that contains sleeping accommodation for not more than 10 persons and not more than 6 occupants requiring assistance in evacuation in case of an emergency need not comply with Sentence (3).

12. (1) Sentence 3.4.5.1.(1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Sentence (7)” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “Sentences (7) and (9)”.

(2) Article 3.4.5.1. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(9) An exit sign is not required within a suite containing a Group B, Division 3 occupancy that contains sleeping accommodation for not more than 10 persons and not more than 6 occupants requiring assistance in evacuation in case of an emergency.

13. Table 4.1.6.3. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following row after the row referring to “Not over 1 200 mm in width and all upper floor corridors of residential areas only of apartments, hotels and motels (that cannot be used for the assembly of people as viewing area)(2)” in Column 1 under the heading “Corridors, lobbies and aisles”:

 

Serving corridors in a Group B, Division 3 occupancy that contains sleeping accommodation for not more than 10 persons and not more than 6 occupants requiring assistance in evacuation in case of an emergency.

2.4

14. Subsection 5.6.2. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

5.6.2.3.  Solar Collector Systems

(1) A solar collector system is permitted to be installed above roofing materials conforming to Sentence 5.6.1.2.(1).

15. Sentence 7.1.6.3.(2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Storm sewage or greywater that is free of solids may be used for the flushing of water closets, urinals or the priming of traps.

(3) Piping conveying the non-potable water described in Sentence (2) shall be installed in conformance with Section 7.7.

16. (1) Sentence 7.2.4.3.(1) of the Regulation is amended by adding “Except as permitted in Sentence (3)” at the beginning.

(2) Article 7.2.4.3. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(3) A 1/4 bend that is part of a pre-engineered wastewater heat recovery system is permitted to have a centre-line radius that is less than the size of the pipe.

17. Article 7.2.7.4. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(4) Type K or L copper tube shall be used for the potable water side of a heat exchanger in a pre-engineered wastewater heat recovery system.

18. Sentence 7.2.10.13.(1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(1) Equipment forming part of a packaged system for solar heating of potable water, shall conform to CAN/CSA-F379.1, “Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (Liquid to Liquid Heat Transfer)”.

19. (1) Sentence 7.4.9.1.(1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(1) Except as permitted in Sentence (3), no soil or waste pipe that is of minimum size required by this Part for the purpose for which it is installed shall be so connected as to drain to other drainage pipe of lesser size.

(2) Article 7.4.9.1. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(3) A sanitary drainage pipe may be connected to a pre-engineered wastewater heat recovery system that incorporates piping of a lesser size than required by Sentence (1) provided that it does not convey sewage

(a) from a sanitary unit, or

(b) that contains solids.

20. Subsection 7.4.10. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

7.4.10.6.  Hydraulic Loads from Roofs or Paved Surfaces

(1) Except as provided in Sentence (2), the hydraulic load in litres from a roof or paved surface is the maximum 15 mm rainfall determined in accordance with Subsection 2.5.1., multiplied by the sum of

(a) the area in square metres of horizontal projection of the surface drained, and

(b) one-half the area in square metres of the largest adjoining vertical surface.

(2) Flow control roof drains may be installed provided,

(a) the maximum drain down time does not exceed 24 h,

(b) the roof structure has been designed to carry the load of the stored water,

(c) one or more scuppers are installed so that the maximum depth of water on the roof cannot exceed 150 mm,

(d) they are located not more than 15 m from the edge of the roof, and not more than 30 m from adjacent drains, and

(e) there is at least one drain for each 900 m2.

(3) Hydraulic loads in litres per second for flow control roof drains and restricted paved area drains shall be determined according to rain intensity-duration frequency curves as compiled by Environment Canada, using 25-year frequencies.

21. Article 7.6.1.15. of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

7.6.1.15.  Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems

(1) Except as provided in Sentence (2), a system for solar heating of potable water shall be installed in accordance with good engineering practice.

(2) Packaged systems for solar heating of potable water in residential occupancies shall be installed in conformance with CAN/CSA-F383, “Installation Code for Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems”.

22. Subsection 9.26.1. of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

9.26.1.3.  Solar Collector Systems

(1) A solar collector system is permitted to be installed above roofing materials conforming to Sentence 9.26.2.1.(1).

23. The Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

9.34.2.8.  Motion Sensors

(1) Lighting installed to provide the minimum illumination levels required by this Part may be controlled by motion sensors except where the lighting is installed in an exit.

(2) Where motion sensors are used to control minimum lighting in a public corridor or corridor providing access to exit for the public, the motion sensors shall be installed with switch controllers equipped for fail-safe operation and illumination timers set for a minimum 15-minute duration.

(3) A motion sensor shall not be used to control emergency lighting.