The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) has ranked Virginia number one for building codes and regulations out of 18 states that were deemed most vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts. The report evaluates and compares the quality of regulations and processes governing residential dwelling construction. In the last report, Virginia was tied with Florida for the top spot.
IBHS is a nonprofit organization, supported by property insurers and re-insurers, which conducts objective, scientific research to identify and promote effective actions that strengthen homes, businesses and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss. As part of this mission, IBHS identifies and promotes technical improvements to model building codes and advocates for the timely adoption and effective enforcement of these codes.
The full report can be accessed here. Congratulations to Virginia on this major accomplishment!