29 Jan '13, 5pm

Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill "Blows In" Opportunity for States to Adopt Better Building Codes: The fifty billion

Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill "Blows In" Opportunity for States to Adopt Better Building Codes Posted on January 29, 2013 by Shari Shapiro Email This Print Comments Trackbacks Share Link The fifty billion dollar (yes, that's $50,000,000,000) Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill (the "Relief Bill") is headed to President Obama's desk for his signature. The Full Text of the bill is available here http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr152rds/pdf/BILLS-113hr152rds.pdf The Relief Bill provides several different opportunities for the Federal government to encourage states to adopt up-to-date building codes by tying distribution of the funds to commitments from the states to adopt the most up-to-date building codes. According to studies by the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council, for every dollar invested in building code adoption and enforcement, four dollars are saved in recovery costs. As ...

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