The Climate part of the National Building Code of Canada

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Journal titleBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Pages347349; # of pages: 3
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; meteorological charts; building codes; Codes & guides; Pergelisol; Sol; carte metéorologique; code du bâtiment
AbstractThe arrangement of the 1953 National Building Code brought all the weather data together in one part. "Part 2: Climate," contains twelve maps of Canada on each of which are shown the variations in one weather element. Each regulation in the Code which depends on the value of some weather element contains a reference to the map from which a value can be obtained for any location. The charts are as follows: 1. Winter Design Temperature, 2 1/2 % Basis. -- 2. Winter Design Temperature, 5% Basis. -- 3. Mean Annual Total Degree-days, 65 degree F Basis. -- 4. Mean January Daily Minimum Temperature. -- 5. Mean July Daily Maximum Temperature. -- 6. Fifteen-minute Rainfall Expected Once in Ten Years. -- 7. Mean Annual Total Precipitation. -- 8. Computed Maximum Snow Load on a Horizontal Surface. -- 9. Computed Maximum Gust Speed. -- 10. Direction Frequencies of Winter Winds. -- 11. Earthquake Probability. -- 12. Approximate Southern Limit of Permafrost.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number3831
NPARC number20331386
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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