Verification of parking lots (Law 122)

Since March 18, 2013, following the adoption of the Regulation to improve safety in buildings (Bill 122) and the Safety Code, Building Chapter, the owner of an underground or overhead parking lot with a concrete slab whose running surface does not rest on the ground is required to submit to the Régie des bâtiments du Québec (RBQ) every 5 years an audit report signed by an engineer indicating that the parking does not present a hazardous condition. For the next 4 years, the owner must complete the RBQ observation sheet or he can call on the engineer.

Our procedure includes: 

  • Preliminary meeting with the owner/manager of the parking lot; 
  • Free estimate; 
  • Survey (visual and tactile), issuance of a plan of the existing building, analysis of construction documents (if available), on-site inspection using the necessary high-tech equipment, photo taking; 
  • Complete report to the owner/manager of the parking lot, and : 
  • If the parking lot is deemed safe, we will issue a certificate of conformity signed by an engineer and recommendations for repair and follow-up, with a timeline and a quantification of the anomalies observed; 
  • If the parking is deemed unsafe, we will apply the procedure for reporting hazardous conditions requested by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec. 
  • On request, we can carry out inspections in years 1, 2, 3 and 4 on behalf of the owner;  
  • Reminder 6 months before the next mandatory inspection.