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. 

March 06, 2014 |
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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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