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Draft regulations are published in the Gazette officielle du Québec prior to their adoption in order to obtain the public’s comments, which will then be analyzed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ).

Draft regulation amending the Construction Code, Chapter 1, Building, to ensure access to the interior of residential housing units

On February 21, 2018, the draft regulation amending the Construction Code, Chapter 1, Building, to ensure access to the interior of residential housing units, was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec in order to obtain comments from the public.

This draft regulation applies all housing units located on the ground floor of a building, with certain exceptions, or those served by an elevator, in all new constructions or expansions to buildings of more than 2 storeys and more than 8 housing units.

This regulation makes it possible to choose from 2 levels of accessibility, i.e.:

  • the minimally accessible apartment, which provides first-level accessibility to some of the apartment’s rooms
  • the adaptable apartment, which provides access to the apartment’s main rooms and reduces costs related to future adaptation work.

Regulation’s objectives

This draft regulation seeks mainly to:

  • develop a pool of housing units accessible to individuals with a mobility disability, at a lower cost
  • progressively reduce the cost of adapting housing units through the construction of adaptable and accessible apartments.
  • meet expectations expressed by associations representing the interests of handicapped persons as well as senior citizens at hearing of the Comité consultative permanent (permanent advisory committee) on the accessibility and safety of buildings for disabled individuals.
  • fulfill government commitments relating to the implementation of the À part entière policy: to truly exercise the right to equality, as well as the objectives of the ageing policy Vieillir et vivre ensemble : chez soi, dans sa communauté, au Québec (Growing old and living together: at home, in your community, in Québec).

Publication date: February 21, 2018
End of the consultation period: April 7, 2018

For additional information on this draft regulation, go to the:

Do you have any comments?

Anyone wishing to make some comments on this draft regulation may submit them, in writing, by April 7, 2018, to:

Mr. Michel Beaudoin, CEO
Régie du bâtiment du Québec
545, boulevard Crémazie Est, 3e étage
Montréal (Québec) H2M 2V2

Draft regulation amending Chapter II, Gas, of the Construction Code (chapter B-1.1, r. 2) and the draft regulation amending Chapter III, Gas, of the Safety Code (chapter B-1.1, r. 3)

On February 21, 2018, draft regulations amending Chapter II, Gas, of the Construction Code (chapter B-1.1, r. 2), and Chapter III, Gas, of the Safety Code (chapter B-1.1, r. 3), were published in the Gazette officielle du Québec in order to obtain comments from the public.

Regulations’ objectives

These draft regulations seek mainly to:

  • update standards and codes adopted by reference and remove the publication years
  • adapt the CSA B149.3 standard “Code for the field approval of fuel-related components on appliances and equipment” and its appendix D
  • adopt appendix D “Fueling stations for vehicles powered by LNG” of the CSA Z276 standard “Liquefied natural gas (LNG): Production, storage, and handling.”
  • increase the safety of gas installations
  • extend fees to the distribution of compressed and liquefied natural gas in the Safety Code, much like natural gas distributed by pipeline.
  • integrate, in the Code, exemptions contained in section II.2 of the Regulation respecting the application of the Building Act.

Publication date: February 21, 2018
End of the consultation period: April 7, 2018

For additional information on these draft regulations, go to the:

The Régie du bâtiment du Québec has also produced documents allowing you to quickly identify differences between the current regulations and the new ones:

Do you have any comments?

Anyone wishing to make some comments on this draft regulation may submit them, in writing, by April 7, 2018, to:

Mr. Michel Beaudoin, CEO
Régie du bâtiment du Québec
545, boulevard Crémazie Est, 3e étage
Montréal (Québec) H2M 2V2

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