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Rethinking building codes can increase resilience after major hurricanes

NCMA eNews
January 3, 2019

Following Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana—which had no uniform building codes prior to the storm—determined that best practice includes an intense focus on systems, from management and operational to service delivery. These systems improve when open communication and relationships are nurtured between enforcement, builders and contractors with an emphasis on knowledge-brokering about the law and best practice. The need for training of these three groups—and homeowners—in the benefits of codes and their application proves key for these relationships to remain productive and for the systems to work, especially post-disaster. To read more, click here.