Building Codes [F/S]
Stronger, safer buildings for Americans and their families can save lives and reduce loss, thereby reducing the need for public disaster aid. NAMIC supports state and federal legislation to encourage the adoption and enforcement of strong building codes. NAMIC and the BuildStrong Coalition support the creation of a separate, federal financial incentive for states that adopt and enforce statewide building codes. Legislation promising greater post-event aid for those states with strong building codes can serve as a powerful incentive to state governments.
Maryland: HB 769, Building Codes Legislation (2/22/13; Erin Collins)
Stronger buildings can save lives and reduce property losses, as demonstrated in this video taken at the new Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center in South Carolina. It is a tangible demonstration of the property insurance industry’s commitment to reducing losses that disrupt the lives of millions of home and business owners each year. IBHS’ scientific research will influence residential and commercial structural design and construction for decades to come. NAMIC is proud to be a financial supporter of the center and its research. (Video courtesy of IBHS)