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Hypothetical Model for a Performance-Based Codes System for the United States.


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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.

Keywords:

performance based codes; fire safety

Abstract:

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 meeting them.