The code development and writing process

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ConferenceProc. of the Conference on Communications Between the Fire Research Community and the Owner-Operators of Buildings: 1984, Washington, D.C., USA
Pages97106; # of pages: 10
Subjectfire; building codes; research; Codes and guides; feu; code du batiment; recherche
AbstractThis paper considers the nature of the relation between fire research and code development. It is based primarily on the experience of one research organization--the Division of Building Research of the National Research Council of Canada (DBR/NRCC)--and with one code--the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) (National Research Council of Canada Associate Committee on the National Building Code, 1980). The history and process of development of this Canadian model code is briefly described. This is followed by general comments on the nature of communication between research and technical areas of application such as building codes and construction. A brief description is given of the Division of Building Research and examples are presented of the interaction between it and the committees responsible for the writing of the NBCC. The paper concludes with suggestions for improvement in communication among researchers, code writing bodies, and owner-operators.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number23502
NPARC number20375787
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