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What Every Chief Should Know About Performance-Based Codes.


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Bukowski, R. W.

Fire Chief, Vol. 40, No. 12, 34-36, December 1996.

Keywords:

codes; fire departments; performance based codes

Abstract:

Many countries have made a formal commitment to implementing performance-based codes for regulating building fire safety. England, Wales, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and Norway have performance-based regulations in place. Canada, Japan, Poland, Romania and China are actively restructing their regulations to embrace performance-based codes in the next three to five years.