OFMEM e-Bulletin - Fire Safety during Construction for Five and Six Storey Wood Buildings in Ontario: A Best Practice Guideline

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Fire Safety during Construction for Five and Six Storey Wood Buildings in Ontario:  A Best Practice Guideline

Bulletin #003/16

May 9, 2016

A new guideline to enhance fire safety within and around mid-rise wood buildings while they are under construction is now available.  This Guideline complements the amendments to the Ontario Building Code which came into effect in January 2015 to allow mid-rise (five and six storey) buildings of wood frame construction.  

The Guideline includes best practices and considerations for builders and others involved in the construction and protection of these buildings.  Builders, construction workers, and municipal officials are strongly encouraged to take into account the best practices outlined in this document when addressing fire prevention and protection practices during the construction of mid-rise wood buildings.

A print-friendly PDF of this guideline can be downloaded from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website at www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page14861.aspx.