Innovation and building codes: NH15-614/1991E-PDF

a study into performance codes /

"This study of the building regulatory process was initiated to determine whether or not building codes are unduly inhibiting innovations in construction by virtue of their prescriptive nature, and addresses the issue of whether codes that are more performance based would facilitate innovations. The effect of the building regulatory process on innovation was examined from three principal aspects: the manner in which codes are written, how they are administered, and the procedures by which new products or systems are evaluated. ... Building regulations in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA, Britain, Norway and Sweden were also compared along with current developments in the EC countries who are preparing for the free flow of goods and services by 1992"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Technological Innovation Working Group.
Title Innovation and building codes
Subtitle a study into performance codes /
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note "CMHC Project Manager: Peter Russell". "March, 1991". Part IX report. Historical publication digitized 2015 [by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation]. Issued also in French under title: L'innovation et les codes du bâtiment : une étude des codes du bâtiment fondés sur la performance
Date 1991.
Number of Pages viii, 108, [38] p.
Catalogue Number
  • NH15-614/1991E-PDF
Subject Terms Construction industry