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Performance Standards for Dwellings Advancements and Opportunities Nationally and Internationally.


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Zingeser, J. P.

NCSBCS/NIST Joint Technical and Research Conference. Proceedings. September 3, 1997, Reston, VA, 1-12 pp, 1997.

Keywords:

residential buildings; performance standards; housing; performance approach

Abstract:

The historic development and use of the performance approach for specifying and evaluating buildings, their materials, components, subsystems and systems, has led us to the threshold of a new era which holds great promise. Over the years the performance approach for procuring and regulating building design and construction has been touted, studied, debated, and used in limited settings, but it has not been advanced adequately to be more fully embraced by the industry as a whole. Today's shrinking world with its expanding global economy and ever increasing rate of advacements in technology presents a need and opportunity for greater application of the performance approach to the design, procurement, construction and regulation of buildings. This reality is being recognized in the U.S. and abroad and is beginning to be addressed by the building owners/developers, design professionals, materials and product manufactures, builders, standards development organizations, the model code organizations, and regulators. One key thrust has been in the development of performance standards for dwellings.