Section 1 - Definitions
In this by-law,
“Act” means the Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, Chap. 23 including amendments thereto;
“building” means a “building” as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Act;
“Building Code” means the regulations made under Section 34 of the Act;
“Chief Building Official” means the Chief Building Official appointed pursuant to subsection 3(2) of the Act and by by-law of the City of Ottawa for the purposes of enforcement of the Act;
“City” means the City of Ottawa as constituted as a body corporate on January 1, 2001 by Section 2 of the City of Ottawa Act, 1999;
“construct” means “construct” as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Act;
“demolish” means “demolish” as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Act;
“fixture” means “fixture” as defined in Article 188.8.131.52. of Division A of the Building Code;
“gross floor area” means the area of the proposed work measured to the outer face of exterior walls and to the centreline of party walls or demising walls and shall include mechanical penthouses and floors, mezzanines, lofts, habitable attics, interior balconies, openings within floor areas (stairs, elevators, shafts, etc.) with the exception of interconnected floor areas, but not unfinished basements and attached garages for single detached, semidetached, duplex, and townhouse dwellings;”
“Inspector” means an inspector appointed pursuant to subsection 3(2) of the Act and by by-law of the City of Ottawa for the purposes of enforcement of the Act;
“master plan” means a unique building design that is intended for more than one application to construct and has been approved by the Chief Building Official for compliance with the Building Code;
“owner” means the registered owner of the property on which the construction or demolition will take place and includes a lessee, mortgagee in possession, and the authorized agent in lawful control of the property;
“permit” means permission or authorization in writing from the Chief Building Official to perform work regulated by the Act and the Building Code and in the case of an occupancy permit, to occupy any building or part thereof;
“permit holder” means the owner to whom the permit has been issued or, where the permit has been transferred, the new owner to whom the permit has been transferred;
“plumbing” means “plumbing” as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Act;
“Registered Code Agency” or “RCA” means a “registered code agency” as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Act;
“sewage system” means a “sewage system” as defined in Article 184.108.40.206. of Division A of the Building Code;
“work” means to do anything in the construction or demolition or change of use or plumbing for a building which is regulated by the Act and the Building Code and “project” has a similar meaning.
Section 2 - Interpretation
- Any word or term not defined in this by-law that is defined in the Act or Building Code shall have the meaning ascribed to it in the Act or Building Code.
- In this by-law, a word interpreted in the singular number has a corresponding meaning when used in the plural.
- This by-law includes the Schedules annexed hereto and the Schedules are hereby declared to form part of this by-law.
- In this by-law, the word “metre” shall be represented by the abbreviation “m”, the word “centimetre” shall be represented by the abbreviation “cm” and the word “millimetre” shall be represented by the abbreviation “mm”.
- It is declared that if any section, subsection or part or parts thereof be declared by any Court of Law to be bad, illegal or ultra vires, such section, subsection or part or parts shall be deemed to be severable and all parts hereof are declared to be separate and independent and enacted as such.