Commercial and Industrial Building Inspection, Why Is it Important?

As the owner of a commercial and industrial building, the safety of the people who use your building is surely your priority. According to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), it is, in fact, your obligation to comply with all applicable quality and safety requirements and to schedule a commercial and industrial building inspection of your property on a regular basis.

What’s more, Chapter VIII, Buildings, of the Quebec Safety Code (CBCS) requires property owners to maintain an inspection register for each of their buildings. This register must contain the reports of all the commercial and industrial inspections of your properties.

How does a commercial and industrial building inspection ensure occupant safety?

Property owners are responsible for the safety of the people who occupy their buildings. According to the CNESST, workers have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. That’s why you must ensure that your building complies with the standards in force during its construction. Plus, renovations may be necessary in order to meet the new standards of the CBCS, which came into effect on March 18, 2013.

Since any deficiency could adversely affect the safety of the users of your building, a commercial and industrial building inspection would identify visible defects through a close examination of all these elements:

Does your building need a commercial & industrial building inspection?

In order to promote the adoption of a unified safety standard, the RBQ encourages Quebec municipalities to enact the CBCS either in whole or in part.

What is Genispec’s expertise in commercial and industrial building inspection?

Genispec is a firm of structural engineers – all members of the OIQ – that specializes in commercial and industrial building inspections. We offer solutions that not only ensure CBCS compliance, but also safeguard your building’s longevity and profitability.

We offer our services in and around the greater Montreal area, including Hampstead, Saint-Laurent, Mont-Royal, Laval, Longueuil, Brossard, the West Island, Kirkland, and more.

Protect your investment. Contact us to request a free quote for a commercial and industrial building inspection.

If you are wondering if all this applies to you, know that buildings subject to CBCS regulations include, among others:

  • Habitations (sleeping places): notably, hotels and motels
  • Places where people gather that accommodate 10 or more persons: restaurants, performance halls, schools, daycares, etc.
  • Commercial establishments with a total surface area exceeding 300m2
  • Above-ground or underground parking garages composed of concrete slabs, at least one road surface of which does not repose directly on the ground
  • All buildings with water cooling towers

Commercial and industrial building inspection is the best way to get an accurate picture of your building in terms of safety.

What is Genispec’s expertise in commercial and industrial building inspection?

Genispec is a firm of structural engineers – all members of the OIQ – that specializes in commercial and industrial building inspections. We offer solutions that not only ensure CBCS compliance, but also safeguard your building’s longevity and profitability.

We offer our services in and around the greater Montreal area, including Hampstead, Saint-Laurent, Mont-Royal, Laval, Longueuil, Brossard, the West Island, Kirkland, and more.

Protect your investment. Contact us to request a free quote for a commercial and industrial building inspection.