Comparison of Building Code Structural Requirements. Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center.
Comparison of Building Code Structural Requirements.
Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the
World Trade Center.
Ghosh, S. K.; Liang, X.
NIST NCSTAR 1-1B; 264 p. September 2005.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
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
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