LLIS Innovative Practice: Georgia's Disaster Resilient Building Construction Appendices [open pdf - 329KB]
"After damaging windstorms in 2008, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) created the Disaster Resilient Building Construction (DRBC) appendices to the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC), which form the basis for building codes in most U.S. jurisdictions. The DRBC appendices offer an affordable, flexible, and simplified approach to improving resiliency at the local level. The two 2008 Federal disaster declarations from storms in Georgia led to state and local efforts to better understand and improve building resilience. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded DCA a grant to examine the state's existing building code and develop new voluntary DRBC standards to improve disaster resilience statewide."
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