Comparison of the Systems Approach and the Nordic Model and their Melded Application in the Development of Performance-Based Building Codes and Standards

    Volume 29, Issue 4 (July 2001)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Hattis, DB
    Building Technology, Inc., MD

    Becker, R
    Technion National Building Research Institute,

    (Received 9 June 2000; accepted 7 February 2001)

    Abstract

    The Systems Approach and the Nordic Model are methodologies that have been formulated and applied over the past 30 years to the development of performance-based building codes, standards, and specifications. Their respective use of similar terminology has differed, which has led to some confusion and has contributed to the perception that they are, in fact, quite different. Proponents of each methodology have occasionally stated this perception in public forums and by doing so have created the appearance of controversy. However, a comparative analysis of the Systems Approach and the Nordic Model demonstrates that they are, in fact, quite similar and complementary. They can be melded and applied in a productive manner to the current widespread development of performance-based building codes and standards.


    Paper ID: JTE12271J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12271J

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