AIA issue brief: Leveraging federal funds to promote resilient communities

The Safe Building Codes Incentive Act

“The AIA strongly supports the adoption and enforcement of up-to-date model building codes as a key strategy to make communities more resilient.”

About the Safe Building Code Incentive Act Issue Brief

Safe building codes are the foundation of resilient communities. This issue brief summarizes the Safe Building Code Incentive Act, which encourages the construction and operation of safe buildings through adoption and enforcement of updated model building codes.  

As an incentive, this legislation would increase federal disaster assistance grant funding for states that adopt and enforce up-to-date model building codes. The Safe Building Code Incentive Act Issue Brief can be used for federal advocacy as well as a reference for local and state policy discussions.

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