The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
Insurance group recommends federal incentives for state building code improvements
Study indicates greater focus on disaster mitigation would lead to savings for taxpayers
Federal disaster policy should shift focus toward mitigation in order to reduce future disaster costs, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies says. The industry group recommends that the federal government create incentives for states to adopt and enforce strong building codes. A study by the National Institute of Building Sciences found that for every $1 spent to make buildings stronger, the American taxpayer saves $4 in federal disaster assistance.
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