Twenty years later, Florida contractors cite Hurricane Andrew as construction game-changer

Remarking on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, which devastated south Florida; contractors are noting the storm’s impact on their industry—including the state’s adoption of tougher building codes.

September 14, 2012 |

Remarking on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, which devastated south Florida; contractors are noting the storm’s impact on their industry—including the state’s adoption of tougher building codes.

“Andrew changed everything the fasteners, the dry in, the nailing requirements, and use of adhesive in certain key areas. It really ushered in big change," said the head of the Northeast Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association.

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