STP423: Performance Concept in Building

    Legget, R. F.
    Director and assistant directorpersonal member ASTM, National Research Council, Ottawa,

    Hutcheon, N. B.
    Director and assistant directorpersonal member ASTM, National Research Council, Ottawa,

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1967


    Abstract

    The ability to design for any desired result depends upon the ability to predict the result in advance. Performance tests become necessary when relevant theoretical knowledge is inadequate for prediction. Standards must be developed to establish minimum criteria through standard performance-type test methods. The acceptance of the performance concept by the building industry will take place only if it is always associated with the concept of measurement, measurement that is based on standard test methods, the results of which can be communicated without fear of wrong interpretation.

    Keywords:

    testing, performance, buildings, construction, building codes, standards, test methods, design


    Paper ID: STP48448S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E28.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48448S


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