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Fire Codes for Global Practice.

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Bukowski, R. W.

Progressive Architecture (P/A), 117-119, June 1995.


fire codes; code equivalency


Architecture in a world economy, with multinational clients and a global range of building materials and systems, demands fire codes based on performance. The International Council for Building Research is now working on methods to verify compliance under performance-based fire codes. Performance codes will have several advantages: code objectives clearly stated and understood by all parties, and analytical methods, data, and assumptions formalized in a single code of practice.