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Mississippi’s “Statewide” Building Code Takes Effect This Summer

Mississippi’s lack of a statewide building code was a hot topic of discussion in the wake of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Since that time, the state has had ongoing dialogue on how to make the highly vulnerable area safer structurally. This … Continue reading

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Hurricane-Prone Florida Among States Lauded for Strengthened Building Codes

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Tammy Solomon doesn’t think the statute that requires wind- and impact-resistant glass for exterior glass doors and windows throughout most of Florida should be a one-size-fits-all mandate. Solomon, the purchaser/buyer at Jacksonville-based First Coast Glass and Repair, says flying debris … Continue reading

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