ISO, FLASH team up to promote stronger building codes

Some of the most vulnerable parts of the country are under-protected due to poor enforcement efforts or outdated code editions.

November 14, 2013

ISO has joined the national nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) to encourage communities to build disaster-resistant buildings that can withstand hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other catastrophic events.

ISO evaluates the effectiveness and enforcement of building codes in more than 21,000 communities nationwide representing 87% of the U.S. population, and grades them in the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS).

“Alarmingly, some of the most vulnerable parts of the country are under-protected due to poor enforcement efforts or outdated code editions,” says Robert L. Andrews, vice president of ISO Community Hazard Mitigation.

(http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2013/10/23/238853.htm)

         
 

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