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Concepts of a Performance-Based System for the United States.

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Author(s)

B J. Meacham

Abstract

A number of countries around the world are using or developing performance-based regulations. To provide a forum for discussion on the transition to a performance-based regulatory system in the United States, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers convened a focus group of representatives from the United States' building and fire communities. A conceptual model, terminology and definitions were distributed to the focus group participants as the basis for discussion, and a two-day meeting was convened to facilitate discussion and gain consensus on the future direction for the United States. The conceptual model and the focus group consensus are presented.
Proceedings Title
Institut de Securite. Fire Safety Conference on Performance Based Concepts. Proceedings
Conference Dates
October 15-17, 1996
Conference Location
Zurich,

Keywords

fire safety, fire codes, building codes, standards, regulations, evaluation

Citation

Meacham, B. (1996), Concepts of a Performance-Based System for the United States., Institut de Securite. Fire Safety Conference on Performance Based Concepts. Proceedings, Zurich, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=917024 (Accessed May 17, 2024)

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Created October 15, 1996, Updated February 17, 2017