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Building codes save lives in massive Alaska earthquake: ICC

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Anchorage, Alaska, in November 2018 highlights the importance of building codes in saving lives, protecting property, and contributing to a rapid post-disaster recovery. According to a statement by the International Code Council (ICC), the earthquake did not result in any collapsed buildings, widespread damage to infrastructure, or loss of life, partially due to the strong building codes the state adopts.

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Building Safety Month highlights safe building practices

The theme for the International Code Council’s (ICC’s) 38th annual Building Safety Month is “Building Codes Save Lives.” Held during the month of May, the program is an international campaign to raise awareness about building safety, the importance of current codes, and the role code officials play in creating safe, sustainable structures.

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