Research in support of performance-based solutions in the National Construction Codes of Canada

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Conference7th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods: 16 April 2008, Auckland, New Zealand
Pages105115; # of pages: 11
Subjectperformance and objective-based codes; building and fire regulations; Codes & guides
AbstractThis paper describes current and proposed research at the National Research Council of Canada intended to assess the potential impact of performance-based solutions in future editions of the national building codes. The research addresses the need to introduce performance-based solutions that correlate with the objectives, functional statements and intents provided by the objective-based format of the 2005 codes. The main research areas are fire performance and the performance of exterior wall systems against rain penetration.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50457
NPARC number20377078
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