Building code adoption and enforcement are important risk reduction tools. This webinar will cover the basics of building codes and types of building code projects that are eligible for funding under Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC).
May is Building Safety Month, and this year’s campaign, “Safety for All: Building Codes in Action,” raises awareness about the importance of building codes to ensure safety in the spaces in which we live, work and learn.
Cuando los desastres amenazan nuestras viviendas, oficinas y comunidades, la importancia de estos códigos de construcción quedan aún más evidentes. Si una estructura cumple con los códigos modernos, es más probable que resista inundaciones y vientos fuertes y otros riesgos por peligros naturales. Estos códigos ayudan a proteger propiedades y salvar vidas.
When disasters threaten our homes, offices and communities, the importance of building codes is more evident than ever. If a structure follows modern codes, it is more likely to withstand strong floods, wind and other risks due to natural hazards. These codes help to protect property and save lives.
Destruction caused by natural disasters in the U.S. annually totals an average $54 billion in losses and requires federal spending averaging $17 billion. Enforcing modern building codes and floodplain ordinances can be a powerful force in reducing those numbers and strengthening the nation’s resiliency after disasters.