Resilient Building Codes Offer Challenges and Opportunities for Construction Industry
Monday, May 14, 2018
Posted by: Nathan Pobre
PIMA President Justin Koscher has written an article in Construction Canada magazine that discusses opportunities and challenges of resilient building codes. Justin writes:
"Resiliency begins with ensuring buildings are constructed and renovated in accordance with modern building codes such as the National Building Code of Canada (NBC), and designed to evolve with change in both the built and natural environment. Improved building code requirements over the past decade have been the single unifying force driving high-performing and more resilient building envelopes—especially when those requirements are extended to existing buildings. In addition to protecting occupants, buildings designed for resilience can rapidly recover from a disruptive event, allowing continuity of operations that can literally save lives."