TITLE

Terrorism-Provoked Changes Proposed

AUTHOR(S)
Post, Nadine M.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;4/3/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 13, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on controversies surrounding federal recommendations produced by World Trade Center (WTC) investigation. Conspicuously absent from the many proposed model code changes stemming from the WTC attacks are any from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). NIBS was charged with translating federal recommendations for change into code language, but controversy over whether any change is needed has paralyzed the process, say sources. Under a $259,921 contract, NIBS was charged to meet the International Code Council's (ICC) March 24, 2006, deadline to submit code change proposals for the 2007 supplement to ICC's International Building Code. Changes were to be based on 30 recommendations for building codes and standards, coming out of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's $16-million WTC investigation.
ACCESSION #
20457026

 

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