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Ontario Building Code – Volume 1, O. Reg. 332/12, Article 1.2.2.1. of Division C

1.2.2.1. General Review by Architect or Professional EngineerA-1.2.2.1. General Review by Architect or Professional Engineer.

(1) The construction , including, for greater certainty, enlargement or alteration, of every building or part of it described in Table 1.2.2.1. shall be reviewed by an architect or a professional engineer or a combination of both as set out in Column 3 of the Table.

Table 1.2.2.1. (4),
General Review

Forming Part of Sentence 1.2.2.1.(1)

Item Column 1

Building Classification by Major Occupancy (5)

Column 2

Building Description

Column 3

General Review by:

1. Assembly occupancy only Every building Architect and professional engineer (1)
2. Assembly occupancy and any other major occupancy except industrial Every building Architect and professional engineer (1)
3. Care , care and treatment or detention occupancy only Every building Architect and professional engineer (1)
4. Care , care and treatment or detention occupancy and any other major occupancy except industrial Every building Architect and professional engineer (1)
5. Residential occupancy only, other than retirement homes Every building that exceeds 3 storeys in building height Architect and professional engineer (1)
Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in gross area and that contains a residential occupancy other than a dwelling unit or dwelling units Architect (2)
6. Residential occupancy only, other than retirement homes Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in gross area and contains a dwelling unit above another dwelling unit Architect (2)
Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in building area , contains 3 or more dwelling units and has no dwelling unit above another dwelling unit Architect (2)
7. Residential occupancy , other than retirement homes , and any other major occupancy except assembly , care , care and treatment , detention or industrial occupancy Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in gross area or 3 storeys in building height Architect and professional engineer (1)
7.1 Retirement home only Every building Architect and professional engineer (1)
7.2 Retirement home and any major occupancy except industrial Every building Architect and professional engineer (1)
8. Business and personal services occupancy only Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in gross area or 3 storeys in building height Architect and professional engineer (1)
9. Business and personal services occupancy and any other major occupancy except assembly , care , care and treatment , detention or industrial occupancy Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in gross area or 3 storeys in building height Architect and professional engineer (1)
10. Mercantile occupancy only Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in gross area or 3 storeys in building height Architect and professional engineer (1)
11. Mercantile occupancy and any other major occupancy except assembly , care , care and treatment , detention or industrial occupancy Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in gross area or 3 storeys in building height Architect and professional engineer (1)
12. Industrial occupancy only and where there are no subsidiary occupancies Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in gross area or 3 storeys in building height Architect or professional engineer (3)
13. Industrial occupancy and one or more other major occupancies where the portion of the area occupied by one of the other major or subsidiary occupancies exceeds 600 m 2 The non-industrial portion of every building Architect and professional engineer (1)
The industrial portion of every building Architect or professional engineer (3)
14. Industrial occupancy and one or more other major occupancies where no portion of the area occupied by one of the other major or subsidiary occupancies exceeds 600 m 2 Every building that exceeds 600 m 2 in gross area or 3 storeys in building height Architect or professional engineer (3)

Notes to Table 1.2.2.1. :

(1) An architect shall provide general review services within the practice of architecture and a professional engineer shall provide general review services within the practice of professional engineering.

(2) An architect may engage a professional engineer to provide general review services within the practice of professional engineering.

(3) Only a professional engineer may provide general review services within the practice of professional engineering.

(4) Requirements for general review by an architect or a professional engineer or a combination of both for the construction , including, for greater certainty, enlargement or alteration, of a building are set out in the Architects Act and the Professional Engineers Act .

(5) For purposes of Table 1.2.2.1. , a retirement home is deemed to be a separate major occupancy .

(2) A person who intends to construct or have constructed a building or part of it required by Sentences (1) and (4) to (9) to be reviewed by an architect or a professional engineer or a combination of both, shall ensure that an architect , professional engineer or both are retained to undertake the general review of the construction of the building in accordance with the performance standards of the Ontario Association of Architects or the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, as applicable, to determine whether the construction is in general conformity with the plans, sketches, drawings, graphic representations, specifications and other documents that form the basis for the issuance of a permit under section 8 of the Act or any changes to it authorized by the chief building official .

(3) The architect , professional engineer or both who have been retained to undertake the general review of the construction of a building , shall forward copies of written reports arising out of the general review to the chief building official or registered code agency , as the case may be.

(4) Where the foundations of a building are to be constructed below the level of the footings of an adjacent building and within the angle of repose of the soil , as drawn from the bottom of the footings, the construction of the foundations shall be reviewed by a professional engineer .

(5) The construction of a sprinkler protected glazed wall assembly described in Article 3.1.8.18. of Division B shall be reviewed by a professional engineer .

(6) The construction of a shelf and rack storage system described in Section 3.16. of Division B shall be reviewed by a professional engineer .

(7) The construction of a supporting framing structure and anchorage system for a tent occupying an area greater than 225 m 2 shall be reviewed by a professional engineer .

(8) The construction of a sign structure shall be reviewed by an architect or a professional engineer or a combination of both, where the sign is,

(a) a ground sign that exceeds 7.5 m in height above the adjacent finished ground,

(b) a projecting sign that weighs more than 115 kg , or

(c) a roof sign that has any face that is more than 10 m 2 .

(9) The construction of a projecting sign attached in any manner to a parapet wall shall be reviewed by an architect , professional engineer or a combination of both.

(10) The construction of a demountable stage or demountable support structure regulated by Section 3.16A. of Division B shall be reviewed by a professional engineer .