The Development of a Knowledge-Based Building Code

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20375818
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Paper (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-TP-426
Physical description36 p.
Subjectbuilding codes; history; improvement; Codes & guides; code du batiment; histoire; amelioration
AbstractThis paper discusses the development of building regulations in the English language from their beginnings in London, England, with particular reference to the processes involved in development. The objective is two-fold: to suggest how the processes can be reformed so that building codes are a more direct expression of the developing knowledge of building performance; and to identify fields of knowledge which are, relatively speaking, under-developed and where lack of knowledge is hindering improved perfomance in building as well as its expression in building codes.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRCC 14355
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NPARC number20375818
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Record created2012-07-23
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