AISC DESIGN GUIDE 19
Fire Resistance of Structural Steel Framing
|Publication Date:||1 December 2003|
Model building codes are the resource for building guidelines adopted by a jurisdiction. Either by direct adoption or by reference, these codes provide a standardized set of rules and regulations for the built environment. The intent of these regulations is to provide minimum standards to ensure public safety, health and welfare insofar as they are affected by building construction. Although there is a general trend to provide regulations in terms of performance rather than providing a rigid set of specifications, the prescriptive nature of the current building regulations remains in use and will likely always be an accepted alternative.