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Building Smart is a Team Effort

Building codes help you Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter. They tell you how to build so your home will stand up to the threats you face today—your current flood and wind risks. If you’re looking for better, longer-lasting protection, you can choose to use the code requirements for higher-risk zones when you design and plan the construction of your new home. Ask the developer, your contractor and your local building official to help you identify your risks and incorporate construction techniques that provide extra protection against flood and wind damage.

Many organizations with hurricane construction know-how are available to help you design and construct a home that provides sound, proven hurricane protection. Technical bulletins that explain Build Safer Stronger Smarter construction methods and Web sites that provide construction advice unique to where you plan to build are available through several sources.

Consider adding these groups to your Build Safer Stronger Smarter team:


Last Updated: 1/13/2015 10:11:25 AM
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