Why Are Building Codes So Important?

June 29, 2021

The recent building collapse in Surfside, Florida, underscores the importance of strong building codes that require resilient building. Dr. Anne Cope of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety joins BUILDINGS Editor in Chief Janelle Penny to explain how strong codes reduce damage from natural disasters and what building owners in less resilient states should know.

    About Our Guest:

    Dr. Anne Cope is the chief engineer for the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. She leads the development of research programs to improve the performance of structures in natural disasters as well as the team of engineers, scientists, and skilled craftsman who conduct research on homes and commercial buildings. She is responsible for the team’s implementation of research findings into building codes and standards.

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    Janelle Penny | Editor-in-Chief at BUILDINGS

    Janelle Penny has more than a decade of experience in journalism, with a special emphasis on covering facilities management. She aims to deliver practical, actionable content for facilities professionals.