The Home Depot is dedicated year-round to providing builders, remodelers and other contractors with a customized shopping experience that helps them save time and money.
Winter Park, Fla. officials tout benefits of codes and code inspectors
Adherence to codes could be the difference between saving or losing a house in a natural disaster
Winter Park, Fla., officials used May’s designation as Building Safety Month to build support for building codes. When one home survives adjacent to one that is destroyed during a natural disaster, the reason often comes down to whether the homes were properly designed and whether builders adhered to safety and fire protection codes, said George Wiggins, the city’s building department director. Wiggins noted the value of city building inspectors, relating the story of a resident of a recently built home who noticed a sound coming from their electrical panel. A city inspector noted that the inside of the panel had burned out, a discovery that may have prevented a fire.
Comments on: "Winter Park, Fla. officials tout benefits of codes and code inspectors"
More like this
- Local support is key to improving building codes
- IBHS launches program to help contractors strengthen homes against storms, disasters
- Ottawa, Ill., approves new code, except for single-family home sprinkler requirement
- Prescott, Ariz. reaffirms controversial sprinkler requirement in new code
- Senate bill would reform EPA’s lead renovation, repair, and painting rules