Performance Standards for Dwellings Advancements and Opportunities Nationally and Internationally.
Performance Standards for Dwellings Advancements and
Opportunities Nationally and Internationally.
Zingeser, J. P.
NCSBCS/NIST Joint Technical and Research Conference.
Proceedings. September 3, 1997, Reston, VA, 1-12 pp,
residential buildings; performance standards; housing;
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.