NAMIC issued comments encouraging the Shelby County commissioners to adopt updates to their building code at their meeting in Memphis today. NAMIC asked the county to adopt as strong a code as was feasible for its community, including an immediate implementation of the seismic portion of the proposed updates.
The NAMIC letter noted that in addition to saving lives and reducing property loss, building codes based on nationally recognized standards contribute to the durability of structures; and, in some locations, favorably affect the affordability and availability of insurance.
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