Review of Building Codes and Mitigation Efforts to Help Minimize the Costs Associated with Natural Disasters, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, July 24, 2012   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the opening statement of Jeff Denham: "Today's hearing will focus on building codes and mitigation efforts to help minimize the cost associated with disaster. [...] Why encourage mitigation in building codes? As a Member from California, I know firsthand the difference building codes can have in saving lives and reducing costs. With the threats of wildfires and earthquakes, good building code can mean the difference between life and death or whether homes remain standing or are completely destroyed." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeff Denham, Mario Diaz-Balart, David Miller, Jim Mullen, James J. Gianato, Hank C. Clemmensen, Chad Berginnis, Julie A. Rochman, Rod Matthews, Billy Long, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Nick J. Rahall II, Diane Linderman, International Code Council, National Association of Home Builders, and Henry L. Green.

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