Florida has one of the nation’s strongest building codes, patterned after the code Miami-Dade County enacted after Hurricane Andrew in 1992
As Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma, preliminary evidence shows that homes built in compliance with the state’s toughened building codes sustained less storm damage than other homes.
Rusty Payton, chief executive of the Florida Home Builders Association, told the Wall Street Journal that while further assessment is needed, it appears the state’s stricter set of construction standards “did its job.”
Florida has one of the nation’s strongest building codes, adopted in 2002 and patterned after the building code that Miami-Dade County enacted after Hurricane Andrew decimated the southern end of the county in 1992.
Among other requirements, the strengthened statewide building code requires that new homes have stronger fasteners to prevent powerful winds from ripping off their roofs and, in some areas, impact-resistant windows.
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