Concepts of a Performance-Based System for the United States.
Concepts of a Performance-Based System for the United
Meacham, B. J.
Institut de Securite. Fire Safety Conference on
Performance Based Concepts. Proceedings. October
15-17, 1996, Zurich, Switzerland, 14/1-9 pp, 1996.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
fire safety; fire codes; building codes; standards;
A number of countries around the world are using or
developing performance-based regulations. To provide a
forum for discussion on the transition to a
performance-based regulatory system in the United
States, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers
convened a focus group of representatives from the
United States' building and fire communities. A
conceptual model, terminology and definitions were
distributed to the focus group participants as the basis
for discussion, and a two-day meeting was convened to
facilitate discussion and gain consensus on the future
direction for the United States. The conceptual model
and the focus group consensus are presented.