Terrorism-Provoked Changes Proposed

Post, Nadine M.
April 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;4/3/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 13, p12
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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.


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