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Comparison of the 1968 and Current (2003) New York City Building Code Provisions. Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster.


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Razza, J. C.; Grill, R. A.

NIST NCSTAR 1-1F; 84 p. September 2005.

Keywords:

World Trade Center; high rise buildings; building collapse; disasters; terrorists; terrorism; fire safety; fire investigations; building codes; power supplies; fire alarm systems; fire protection; fire suppression; interior finishes; egress; standards; sprinklers; standpipes; fire detection; compartments; venting

Abstract:

This report was prepared to support the analysis of building and fire codes and practices of the National Institute of Standards and Technology World Trade Center (WTC) Investigation. The report provides a comparison and summary of significant differences between the 1968 Building Code of the City of New York (determined to be the current building code at the time of construction of WTC 1 and WTC 2) and the provisions of the 2003 (current) edition of the Building Code of the City of New York.