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Rebuild stronger or risk losing disaster aid, FEMA orders

January 31, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJanuary 30, 2020 Communities that use federal disaster aid to rebuild public facilities now must follow new construction codes to make them more resilient to future calamity. The new policy, published January 16 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, represents a major shift in recovery funding. It forces states and municipalities that rebuild…
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Is insurance picking up the bill for outdated building regulations?

January 10, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJanuary 9, 2020 In the recent months, the United Kingdom has seen an alarming increase in the number of high-profile fires in both commercial and residential properties, not unlike similar situations in the US and Canada. These fires happened in both high and low rise buildings, some still under construction and others already…
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Code expert: Grenfell could happen in the United States

October 22, 2019

From NCMA eNews October 17, 2019 While U.S. building codes require new and renovated commercial buildings to meet fire safety standards, a code expert told AEC professionals attending the Construct conference Wednesday that a deadly fire like the one at Grenfell Tower in the U.K. two years ago isn’t out of the question in the…
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Study finds overconfidence regarding building codes in disaster-exposed communities

June 28, 2019

NCMA eNewsJune 27, 2019 The nonprofit organization Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) highlighted a new initiative recently based around research and consumer surveys they conducted that revealed that many Americans are highly confident that building codes are already "in place" even though most communities at-risk for disaster are without necessary structural codes and standards…
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