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    Author(s): G. E. Sherwood
    Date: 1980
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-26. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 22 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Present building codes and standards are a combination of specifications and performance criteria. Where specifications prevail, the introduction f new materials or methods can be a long, cumbersome process. To facilitate the introduction of new technology, performance requirements are becoming more prevalent. In some areas, there is a lack of information on which to base acceptable performance. As background information, existing major codes and standards were surveyed. Existing criteria are listed for each aspect of construction under major headings of structural and environmental. A brief discussion of agreement, differences, and deficiencies is also given. Selected references include publications that should be useful in establishing performance requirements. This information should be useful to building researchers and others concerned with development of performance requirements for buildings.

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    Sherwood, G. E. 1980. Survey of existing performance requirements in codes and standards for light-frame construction. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-26. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 22 p.

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    Standards, specifications, construction, buildings, safety, durability, building laws, framing (building), performance standards

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