Canada's innovative 2005 building, fire, and plumbing codes

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TypeArticle
Journal titleConstruction Business
Volume1
IssueJan/Feb. 2
Pages18
SubjectCodes & guides
AbstractHow can Canadian construction codes better accommodate innovation? That is one question members of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes asked themselves when they prepared a strategic plan in 1995. New technologies, materials, and construction methods appear in the market faster than the National Building Code (first published in 1941), National Plumbing Code, and National Fire Code can absorb in their five-year publication cycle. The Commission members concluded that a clearer description of the objective and intent of each code requirement ? what it is intended to achieve ? would facilitate the evaluation of technologies, materials and methods that differ from those specifically described in the codes. Thus, accommodation of innovative solutions was one of several reasons that the Commission decided to convert the national codes to a new format called ?objective-based.?
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number46998
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NPARC number20377184
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