Building Code

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Spate of condo blazes sparks safety campaign

A spate of condo blazes in Alberta has reignited conversations about the perennial fire safety risk posed by cigarettes in multi-residential buildings.
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Foreseeable safety hazards spell liability

Beyond the occupier's duty of care — a responsibility that property owners bear toward inhabitants, visitors and trespassers — landlords are also employers subject to health and safety regulations.
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Insight into window replacement in condos

Window replacement can be expensive, involved and intrusive. It's important to answer four questions before beginning this kind of project in a condo.
Apartment Building

Balcony mishaps in residential towers

Most Canadian cities see up to ten residential high-rise balcony- and window-related accidents per year. Here is an inside look at why they happen and how to help prevent them.
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Cyber spies halt online access to national codes

Online access to Canada's national building and fire codes is suspended following discovery of a cyber intrusion of the National Research Council's IT network,
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Rooming house fire highlights safety concerns

The recent rooming house fire in Toronto's Kensington Market highlights the importance of fire safety and bringing illegal rooming houses up to code.
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Taking wood frame construction to new heights

BILD has renewed its call on the Ontario government to raise the height limit of wood frame structures ...
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Energy efficiency targets adjusted upward

Ontario's new building code continues an incremental adoption of heightened energy efficiency standards.
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Caution afoot

Engineering and life safety specialists are currently examining stairwell concerns in preparation for possible new or revised rules that would be introduced in the 2015 National Building Code.