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Comparison of Building Code Structural Requirements. Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center (NIST NCSTAR 1-1B) ***DRAFT for Public Comments***



S K. Ghosh, X Liang


This report provides a comparison of the structural provisions of: (1) the New York City Building Code, 1968 edition, (2) the New York City Building Code, 2001 edition, (3) the New York State Building Construction Code, 1964 edition, (4) the Municipal Code of Chicago, 1967 edition and (5) the Building Officials and Code Administrators (known as BOCA) Basic Building Code, 1965 edition. Detailed comparisons are provided in a tabular form. The comparisons are summarized in the body of the report.
National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR) - 1-1
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World Trade Center, high rise buildings, building collapse, disasters, terrorists, terrorism, building codes, building design, standards, loads (capacity), floors, stability, roofs, walls, earthquakes, masonry, concretes, steels, wood, aluminum
Created September 1, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017