Developments in the Application of the Performance Concept in Building.
Developments in the Application of the Performance
Concept in Building.
Gross, J. G.
Applications of the Performance Concept in Building.
CIB-ASTM-ISO-RILEM 3rd International Symposium. Volume
1. Proceedings. National Building Research Institute.
December 9-12, 1996, Tel-Aviv, Israel, National Building
Research Institute, Haifa, Israel, Becker, R.; Paciuk,
M., Editor(s)(s), 1/1-11 pp, 1996.
codes; performance concept; standards
The performance approach in building is not new, it is
traced back thousands of years. The performance concept
is widely acclaimed and is applicable to both building
procurement (design and construction) and to regulation
(control), but has not been widely applied worldwide.
This presentation provides a summary of the history of
the performance concept in building, identification of
some problems and limitations to its application and how
the performance concept is dependent upon the more
traditional prescriptive approach for practical
application. It is suggested that, now is the time for
rapid increases in application because numerous nations
of the world are committing to applying the performance
concept to building regulation which will permit and
encourage application to innovative building design and