Building Codes & Enforcement
Topic 3: Building Codes & Enforcement
Building codes are the cornerstone of a resilient community, but less than 35 percent of communities have adopted the latest, most up-to-date hazard-resistant codes. What barriers do you think exist to community adoption of building codes, and how can BRIC avoid these problems?
FEMA seeks your opinions on:
- The best tools for applying (and enforcing) hazard-resistant building codes
- The biggest challenges in building code enforcement, and ways these challenges can be overcome
- How often new building codes are adopted, and how much delay there is in applying new codes after they are published