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,, viewed 20 September 2015

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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