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I don't think the intended implication was that if you don't use the IBC you aren't civilized.  I think the (joking) intent was that if you do use the NFPA 5000 you aren't civilized.  

I have often wondered why they chose "International" in the name, anyway.  Does that reflect their optimism, or it is just a catchy name... the same way that "Burger King" isn't really run by a king, and "Pizza Hut" pizza isn't really served in a hut.  It does probably give it a better chance of being adopted by other countries with a name like that, though, and I suspect that a handful will.  There is a lot to be said for countries developing national codes to suits their needs, but likewise there isn't much reason to duplicate the basic research and equation writing hundreds of times over.  

Paul Crocker, PE, SE

>>> Gil Brock <gil(--nospam--at)> 03/23/05 05:11PM >>>

I know. Just thought I would point out that there are civilized societies 
outside the USA (some might think some of them more civilized) and that 
basically NONE of those use the IBC which is not an International document.

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