Performance concept in building

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Pages8495; # of pages: 12
Subjectperformance criteria; buildings; performance standards; building codes; testing; performance; buildings; construction; building codes; standards; test methods; design; Codes & guides
AbstractThe ability to design for any desired result depends upon the ability to predict the result in advance. Performance tests become necessary when relevant theoretical knowledge is inadequate for prediction. Standards must be developed to establish minimum criteria through standard performance- type test methods. The acceptance of the performance concept by the building industry will take place only if it is always associated with the concept of measurement, measurement that is based on standard tests methods, the results of which can be communicated without fear of wrong interpretation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: L'importance de la notion de comportement des ouvrages pour le constructeur
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NRC number9593
NPARC number20386435
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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