A Framework for evaluating building codes

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ConferenceProc. 4th Int. Symposium on Building Economics: 1987, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pages188201; # of pages: 14
Subjectbuilding codes; economic analysis; safety factors; health; building code evaluation; technical, ethical, social merits; building code goals/ objectives hierarchy structure; building code requirements - impact; performance measures; database; risk analysis; Codes & guides
AbstractThe paper proposes a framework for evaluating building codes on the basis of technical, economic and social merits. The proposed framework may be used to rationalize existing building codes and to evaluate the introduction of new codes or changes in the existing ones. An example is provided to illustrate the model.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number29020
NPARC number20386129
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