The owner of each building in Saskatchewan shall ensure that the building is designed, constructed, erected, placed, altered, repaired, renovated, demolished, removed, used or occupied in accordance with the building standards (current edition of National Building Code as adopted).
Construction Requirements: Section 8 of the UBAS Act & Regulations
Part 3 Projects: Include, but are not limited to, any care occupancy, assembly occupancy, high hazard industrial occupancy, building larger than 600 m², and three (3) storeys or more in height. The owner shall have an architect. The owner shall have an architect or engineer complete the design or design review of the building and all building structures.
Part 4 Structures: The owner shall have an architect or engineer complete the design or design review of the structure to ensure compliance with the design and the review required by Code. Part 4 projects require the services of a Class III Building Official.
Part 9 Projects: The owner shall ensure that a competent person acceptable to the appropriate local authority has designed or reviewed the design of the building. Part 9 projects require the services of any class building official.
A permit is required whenever work regulated by the UBAS Act & Regulations is to be undertaken and shall include, but is not limited to:
- New building construction, including garages, decks, and mobile homes;
- Structural changes to existing buildings;
- New and ready to move (RTM) buildings;
- Demolition, repair, relocation alteration or addition to an existing building or structure;
- Change of occupancy or use of an existing building;
- Accessory buildings larger than 10 m² (100 ft²);
- Decks over 1200 mm (12″) above grade, and roof enclosures over existing or new decks; and
- Basement development in existing or new buildings.
No owner, or agent of the owner, shall work, authorize work or allow work to proceed on a project for which a permit is required, unless a valid permit exists for the work to be done. The owner and agents of the owner shall ensure that work regulated by the bylaw is completed in conformity with applicable codes, regulations, standards and any municipal bylaws.
If the scope of the proposed work requires the technical expertise of an architect or professional engineer, the Building Official may require, as a condition of the application, that all of the drawings and specifications, or any part thereof, be prepared, reviewed, sealed and signed by the architect or engineer who shall be registered in Saskatchewan.