I have been working with a private school in Toronto who are purchasing classroom portables here in Windsor. One building is a six pack unit with 2 washrooms. I am meeting them again to look at this specific unit on Tuesday. I received a call from them today about a concern. An engineer friend of theirs stated that if they move the unit to Toronto, it will have to confirm to current Ontario Building Code. That includes insulation values, structure, etc. I was under the impression that because the building is 35 years old, and they are not removing or replacing any components that just as any other structure, the building codes are grandfathered. They will of course be subject to the current fire codes after it is moved.
I have researched, but can’t find this information.
Once moved, does the building have to be upgraded by law? Portables get shuffled around all the time between schools. I know code isn’t my concern during the inspection, I just want to help the client get some info.
Any one have an idea or reference?