Rating the States: An Assessment of Residential Building Code and Enforcement Systems for Life Safety and Property Protection in Hurricane-Prone Regions

Dec 31, 2011

This report combines IBHS’ engineering expertise and regulatory research to create a model for assessing the quality of residential building code and enforcement systems in hurricane-prone states. The ratings shine a much-needed spotlight on how states can take specific steps to improve their building code processes in order to better protect their citizens – and how citizens can understand the need for and, hopefully, demand stronger building codes. By examining the detailed rating elements, policymakers and other interested parties can find a clear roadmap to strengthening their residential building code system and improve their standing in this report.

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