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Some of the most vulnerable parts of the country are under-protected due to poor enforcement efforts or outdated code editions.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 15, 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“Alarmingly, some of the most vulnerable parts of the country are under-protected due to poor enforcement efforts or outdated code editions,” says Robert L. Andrews, vice president of ISO Community Hazard Mitigation.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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