IIBHS: North Carolina, Louisiana weakened building code adoption, enforcement in 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety says that North Carolina and Louisiana this year “substantially weakened” its systems of building code adoption and enforcement.

September 23, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety says that North Carolina and Louisiana this year “substantially weakened” its systems of building code adoption and enforcement. But North Carolina homebuilders disagree with the group’s assessment. The announcement was part of the IBHS’ recently released midterm update to its January 2012 Rating the States Report, which reviews the progress that the 18 most hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast have made in strengthening their residential building codes. Nine of the 18 states in the report have acted to improve their codes, and seven have taken no action.

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