Quebec's building code doesn't meet needs of its aging population

The issue was raised in the wake of a tragic fire at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte. 

Photo of Montreal by Dickbauch (via Wikimedia Commons)
Photo of Montreal by Dickbauch (via Wikimedia Commons)
March 05, 2014

Quebec's building code inadequately addresses the needs of the province's aging population, say civil engineers in the wake of a tragic fire at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte.

The Quebec code distinguishes between “autonomous” and “non-autonomous” individuals.

A retirement home with autonomous residents does not require automatic water sprinklers, a rule that doesn’t make sense, critics say.

(http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Quebec+building+code+doesn+meet+challenges+posed+aging+population+experts/9445757/story.html)

         
 

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