Performance-Based Building Codes

Performance-based building codes have been regarded as one of the three mayor building regulatory reforms, the others being the development of a single national building code in the early 1990’s and the integration of the plumbing code into the new National Construction Code in 2011.[1] Sadly, what could be the fourth major building regulatory reform (i.e. an accessible means of egress) may not occur for some time.

[1] The Centre for International Economics (CIE), Benefits of Building Regulatory Reform, p.5, http://www.abcb.gov.au/~/media/Files/Download%20Documents/About%20the%20NCC/The%20CIE%20-%20Benefits%20of%20building%20regulation%20reform%20-%20Final%20Report.ashx, viewed 20 September 2015

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Buildings need exit and emergency signs to identify parts of the accessible means of egress. An Accessible Exit Sign Project Initiative.

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