A new page dedicated to Resilient Building Codes is now available. The webpage will include links to the newly released Resilient Building Codes Toolkit and will provide access to the recordings of the Resilient Building Codes Webinar series that took place in Spring 2022.
Why Focus on Building Codes?
Building codes underpin the key health and safety aspects of our built environment. They are a combination of operational expectations and physical requirements, with variations in interpretation and application based on geographies. They are governed at the state and local level but nearly always reference international and national codes and standards. Climate change is a new risk that is not commonly addressed in existing codes and standards.
As Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and CDBG Mitigation (MIT) grantees look to build back from disasters in more resilient ways and seek to mitigate damage from future hazards, understanding the role building codes can play in meeting their goals should not be underestimated. The Resilient Building Codes Toolkit and Webinar Series are meant to guide the reader to determine what steps make the most sense for their communities to pursue to achieve resilience.
On the resource page, you will find:
- The full Resilient Building Codes Toolkit, including individual links to each document contained within the toolkit
- The webinar series recordings:
- Making the Business Case – recorded on April 28, 2022
- A Practitioner's Guide – recorded on May 19, 2022
- Action at the Community Level – recorded on May 26, 2022