Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety News

Central Texas Home an Example of the Benefits of Building Stronger

A home in Burnet County, Texas, that was picked up and carried 100 yards by a tornado last month, was reinforced according to its owner, Trenton Ashworth. The National Weather System reported that the EF-2 tornado that hit the Texas …

Mississippi Enacts First Statewide Building Code Law

Mississippi has enacted its first statewide building code that is designed to set construction guidelines to strengthen homes and other buildings from hurricane and other weather-related damage. Governor Phil Bryant signed the legislation that advocates have been calling for since …

Study: Florida, Virginia Have Best Building Codes

Florida and Virginia have received good marks in a survey that looks at building codes in hurricane-prone states.The Tampa-based Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety conducted an analysis, evaluation, and comparison of building code and enforcement systems for residential …