Hypothetical Model for a Performance-Based Codes System for the United States.
Hypothetical Model for a Performance-Based Codes System
for the United States.
Bukowski, R. W.
Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods,
International Conference. PROGRAMME and ABSTRACTS.
Organized by International Council for Building Research
Studies and Documentation, National Research Council of
Canada, Society of Fire Protection Engineers. September
24-26, 1996, Ontario, Canada, 20-20 pp, 1996.
performance based codes; fire safety
The transition to performance-based codes is well
underway in many countries of the world, and several
have adopted such. Interest in performance-based codes
in the U.S. is high, but the diffuse nature of the codes
system here presents some special challenges which will
need to be addressed. This paper attempts to highlight
these challenges and suggest a possible approach to