The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety released a new report that provides an analysis of residential building codes in the 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast. Building codes are intended to increase the safety and integrity of structures, thereby reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from hurricanes and a wide range of other hazards.
“Rating the States: An Assessment of Residential Building Codes and Enforcement
Systems for Life Safety and Property Protection in Hurricane Prone Regions” is
the first of its kind, state-by-state assessment of individual state
performance in developing and promulgating a residential building code system,
which uses modern building codes, coupled with strong enforcement related
activities to enhance the protection of homes and families.
IBHS Report on Building Codes in Hurricane States
February 17, 2012