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Comparison of Building Code Structural Requirements. Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center.


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Ghosh, S. K.; Liang, X.

NIST NCSTAR 1-1B; 264 p. September 2005.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Keywords:

World Trade Center; high rise buildings; building collapse; disasters; terrorists; terrorism; building codes; building design; standards; loads (capacity); floors; stability; roofs; walls; earthquakes; masonry; concretes; steels; wood; aluminum

Abstract:

This report provides a comparison of the structural provisions of: (1) the New York City Building Code, 1968 edition, (2) the New York City Building Code, 2001 edition, (3) the New York State Building Construction Code, 1964 edition, (4) the Municipal Code of Chicago, 1967 edition and (5) the Building Officials and Code Administrators (known as BOCA) Basic Building Code, 1965 edition. Detailed comparisons are provided in a tabular form. The comparisons are summarized in the body of the report.