Code references are for Division B of National Building Code-2019 Alberta Edition (‘Code’) unless noted otherwise. Information is for general use, it is not design advice. Every project is unique. Refer to the Code for official text.
Group A, Division 1 — Production and Viewing of the Performing Arts
Movie theatres, cinemas
Theatres for live or multi-media performance, including experimental theatres. Use A2 for a drama teaching facility in a school, including public performances associated with the students' education program
Contain provisions for treatment, and where overnight accommodation is available to facilitate the treatment. Treatment means the provision of medical or other health-related intervention to persons, where the administration or lack of administration of these interventions may render them incapable of evacuating to a safe location without the assistance of another person.
Psychiatric hospitals without detention quarters
Care facilities, hospices, nursing homes, all with treatment
Convalescent, recovery, rehabilitation, respite centres, all with treatment
Where residents are provided services other than treatment by or through care facility management when required because of cognitive, physical or behavioural limitations. Assisted or supportive living facilities, all without treatment or detention quarters.
Care facilities, hospices, nursing homes, all without treatment
Convalescent, recovery, rehabilitation, respite centres, all without treatment
Group homes, children’s custodial homes, both without detention quarters