The Benefit of intended-use (performance-based) standards in support of objective-based codes

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ConferenceCIB 2004 Conference Proceedings: 01 May 2004, Toronto, Ontario
Pages16; # of pages: 6
SubjectCodes & guides
AbstractIn many countries a move towards performance-based codes has already begun with varying degrees of success. In Canada, the move is currently underway towards objective-based codes where the objectives are articulated around the acceptable solutions. In dealing with innovation as an alternate solution there will remain a complexity for verifying compliance. To compliment objective-based codes, the standards community could undertake the development of performance-based standards for an explicit ?intended use' which could be universal and apply to innovation as an alternate solution. This paper explores the benefits and complexity involved for developing performance-based standards for the intended use of a construction material or system. These standards would be universal and assist in product/system compliance verification for innovation meeting the code objectives.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47357
NPARC number20377517
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