Federal Bill Orders Study on Impact of Building Codes

The Highway Construction and National Flood Insurance Reform Bill (HR 4348) includes a modified version of the Community Building Code Administration Grant Act championed by the International Code Council (ICC) and directs FEMA to study the impact of requiring enforcement of current building codes in flood plain management criteria. ICC advocated for both provisions on behalf of its Members, including Capitol Hill Day visits during Building Safety Month. The measure was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama. "We commend Congress and the President for allocating federal resources to these important initiatives," said ICC CEO Rick Weiland. "These e...

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