The 2021 edition of Rating the States

The 2021 edition of Rating the States published by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety ranked Florida as number one out of eighteen states along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts based on building code adoption, enforcement, and contractor licensing....

Viewpoint: Building code saves lives

The “Quash building code bunk” viewpoint in a recent PNJ cannot go unchallenged. The letter contained a number of misleading or false claims. Let’s start with the major theme that the codes are written by “special interest groups”. Full...

Preserve Florida’s building codes

The Miami Herald | April 13, 2017  Legislative proposals that will erode Florida’s strong building code are in play (SB 860, SB 7000, HB 901), and they are forcing us to remember that the horrific devastation caused by Hurricane Andrew was worsened by inadequate codes...