Building Occupancies

UNB Reference Number: 7830
Authorized by: J. M. Anderson, President,
Effective Date: December 1, 1978
Revised: October 2001
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To specify the controls and limitations in regard to building occupancies.


All persons using University building facilities.


  • The use of any area within the building must comply with all applicable statutory regulations, including:
    • The National Building Code
    • The National Fire Code
    • The Liquor Control Act
    • Municipal By-laws
  • Reservation of space within a University building is made through the Registrar's Office or the Residence Administration Office (for conferences). All pertinent information regarding occupancy limits will be supplied by these offices.
  • Copies of all reservation confirmations will be forwarded to the Security Office and the Physical Plant Department.
  • Persons wishing to use a building facility for a public gathering, as defined by the Liquor Control Act, must provide adequate supervision to ensure that all pertinent fire and safety regulations are adhered to. Information as to the number of supervisors required for an event will be supplied by Security or the room reservation offices.
  • The Department of Physical Plant maintains information on the maximum occupancy in areas used for public gatherings.