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USA: Hurricane Andrew disaster brought statewide system of building codes


Following hurricane Andrew's devastation, Florida introduced a stricter building-code system that enforces building codes and prescribes training and licensing for building officials and contractors, reports Tampa Bay Times. Recently, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety ranked Florida in the first three for best building codes out of 18 hurricane effected states. However, Douglas Buck, a director at the Florida Home Builders Association warned: "Your code is only as good as your system to make sure you're compliant. Once you're compliant, you can ask if we need more codes."

Keywords

  • Themes:Capacity Development, Disaster Risk Management, Governance, Public-private Partnerships, Structural Safety
  • Hazards:Cyclone
  • Countries/Regions:United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/26835

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