Category Archives: building standards

FL Building Codes

FL May Soon Face a Big Test of Its New Building Codes….. How Will Florida’s New Building Codes Weather Hurricane Season? This year Florida lawmakers changed the way the state building codes are updated. There are concerns the new law … Continue reading

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A Big Step Backward in FL?

From USAtoday: As Hurricane Andrew memories fade, Florida weakens building codes.  Former FEMA Administrator, a FL resident, admonishes the state on that bad move. But in an article in the Tampa Bay newspaper, there is pushback on Fugate’s argument. I … Continue reading

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Building Standards and Recovery

The Diva is not familiar with the source of this article, but she does know one of the authors. This would seem to be credible information. She welcomes comments from those more familiar with building codes. FEMA Requires Compliance with … Continue reading

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New Standards Proposed for Flood-Area Buildings

From the NYTimes on 8/24, this editorial titled After Louisiana Preparing for the Next Storm. On 8/23, the Wall St. Journal had an article on the same topic titled New Rules for Flood-Area Buildings, but you need a subscription to … Continue reading

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