Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sprinklers - A Must Have

Some developers are already complying with recent changes to the Ontario Building Code for mandatory sprinkler systems in residential buildings over three storeys.

This new code will come into effect in 2010 but Canderel Stoneridge was already a step ahead with plans dated before the province passed legislation in June to install sprinklers in all 930 units of the AURA tower.

A marketing strategy? No - its really about safety. Consumer feedback shows high-rise fire ranks high among buyers' concerns.

Read Ian Harvey's full article "Some projects to get sprinklers before 2010" in the Toronto Star (Sept. 20, 2008)