Absolutely agree! Not only does this divide the work of code development,
but it assures that the appropriate "authorities"--those who have a vested
or vocational interest in improving the design process in a given area of
effort--are employed in the effort.
It just makes a great deal of sense.
From: Sprague, Harold O. [mailto:SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com]
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2000 11:08 AM
Subject: RE: NFPA code
The building code should develop all of the rules within their purview and
should reference to other codes as appropriate. A similar contention
applies for concrete design. The building code should reference the ACI
318. Steel should be referenced to AISC, etc.