Including Building Codes in the National Flood Insurance Program
The report presents findings of the impact, effectiveness, and feasibility of including widely used and nationally recognized building codes as part of the NFIP floodplain management criteria in response to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. This resource will help floodplain managers and building officials understand impacts of the new statutory potential future affiliation between building codes and the NFIP. It also explains long term benefits of this provision of BW12 in decreasing both flood losses and flood insurance rates, by bringing NFIP building standards up to date with hazard provisions of the I-codes. A flyer about this document can be located here: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/89851.
|Including Building Codes in the National Flood Insurance Program||6.27M||November 1, 2013|