Are Standard Construction Methods or Plans Being Used?
If your building official is not familiar with a proposed construction method, or if the building uses unconventional components, more details may be needed. Standard plans such as those provided by the Canada Plan Service, available for download at the Canada Plan Service website are often acceptable. If your design is not typical, engineered plans may be needed, unless the building s components can be designed using recognized design tables or information. Engineered plans are required if the building floor area is larger than 600 m2 (6,459 ft2). Manure storage tanks and other structures that use reinforced concrete also need to be engineered.