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PUBLISHED INFORMATION RELATING TO THE DEsign of commercial, institutional and particularly high-rise buildings in North America over the past forty years has been readily available from the Division of Building Research of the National Research Council of Canada (DBR∕NRCC) (now the Institute for Research in Construction, IRC∕NRCC) and is currently available on the website http://irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca. Over 200 Canadian Building Digests (CBDs) specifically prepared for the building design professional are listed by subject and title and are available at no charge. Many other NRCC publications related to building research and practice are also listed and are currently available at nominal charge. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has more current reports and research studies on high-rise residential buildings at www.cmhc.ca/en/hoinpr/aren/index.cfm, which can be provided to interested professionals on request. Reference to these publications is used extensively in this chapter, particularly the Canadian Building Digests (CBDs) and are identified by author and title in the list of references.