The members of the CAC are gravely concerned with this proposal to allow for six storey wood frame construction. While we do appreciate that the Ontario government has included some safety provisions in the draft proposal we think there are some areas that could be improved to protect the lives of Ontarians.
The safety of Ontarians and Canadians should be paramount in the development of the National and provincial Building Codes. Any change to the building code should be done to improve the performance of the structure and enhance safety. We believe that every building built in Ontario should be built as safe as possible for the residents/occupants.
Our submission will outline the four key elements necessary to protect life and property. It will then outline the critical issues that we feel were not addressed in the proposal along with our recommendations on the details of the proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code.