Facade inspection (Bill 122)
ENSURE THE SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE OF YOUR BUILDING
The Quebec Building Authority (RBQ) has enacted Bill 122, requiring a thorough inspection of facades for buildings of 5 stories or more, as well as for running slabs and elevated parking areas.
This inspection must be carried out under the supervision of an engineer, a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers (OIQ).
Bill 122 applies not only to building owners but also to condominium associations. Individual owners and managers of tall buildings are thus responsible for ensuring that these regular inspections are carried out. This regulation has been put in place to ensure the safety of occupants and the public, and to guarantee that all structural and functional aspects of the buildings comply with current safety standards.
As for condominium associations, they are also obligated to comply with this law. Board members of the associations are therefore responsible for planning and overseeing the execution of these inspections, in coordination with a certified engineer. By complying with Bill 122, condominium associations help maintain the safety of residents, as well as the value and integrity of the buildings they represent.
Facade Inspection is a Necessity for Your Building
Facade inspection is an essential process that allows for the detection and correction of any defect or structural damage that could endanger the safety of occupants and the public. It is also a legal obligation for owners of tall buildings.
What Are the Responsibilities of Owners and Associations Regarding Facades?
Owners and building associations must maintain a registry throughout the life of the building. They are also required to periodically inspect the facades by a professional and follow the RBQ’s directives if dangerous conditions are identified.
These directives can include implementing emergency measures, notifying the RBQ, carrying out corrective work, among other things. For a detailed understanding of the obligations, we encourage you to consult the RBQ’s website.
When Should Facades Be Checked, and by Whom?
Facade inspections must be carried out exclusively by qualified professionals such as engineers or architects.
The first inspection must be performed no later than the tenth anniversary of the building’s construction. Subsequently, these inspections must be carried out every five years. Furthermore, it should be noted that the facade inspection must not take place more than six months before the drafting and submission of the inspection report.
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By choosing our service, you will benefit from:
Thorough and rigorous inspections by qualified professionals.
Detailed and understandable inspection reports, compliant with Law 122 requirements.
Maintenance and repair advice to ensure safety and extend the life of your building.
Dedicated customer service to answer all your questions and guide you through the process.
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