FEMA – National Initiative to Advance Building Codes Workshop
September 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
On June 1, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the launch of the National Initiative to Advance Building Codes to help state, local, Tribal and territorial governments adopt the latest, current building codes including specifications and standards to modernize building codes, improve climate resilience and reduce energy costs. These actions can enable communities to be more resilient to natural hazards.
They are seeking your input and feedback to help with the White House’s call to action. In March 2022, the White House requested the MitFLG Task Force to lead the effort to extend the protections of consensus-based building codes across the country.
The National Initiative to Advance Building Codes Task Force invites you to attend a workshop this initiative. The date and time is Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m.– 4 p.m Eastern. In addition to this scheduled session, the National Initiative to Advance Building Codes will also host another workshop later in September for Tribal Nations only. You are invited to participate in this session and/or in the session later in September.
The objectives of this interactive workshop include:
- Introduce the National Initiative to Advance Building Codes purpose and priorities
- Discuss the role of Federal Agency Partners in supporting you and your communities and capacity building and technical assistance support for implementation of this initiative
- Gathering your perspectives and opinions on the National Initiative to Advance Building Codes
- Review workforce development and job quality initiatives in the building trades
- Gather perspectives on building codes, mitigation and resilience in general, and what support you may need as you manage and execute implementation around the initiative
In addition, this session allows participating stakeholders to share viewpoints and concerns around equity to unite around common goals for this initiative.
The Task Force wants to understand how to better serve the communities you support on building codes, mitigation and resilience concerns. Every dollar invested in building code adoption provides eleven times more in savings by reducing damage and helps communities recover more quickly from disasters.
You can register using this link. They will confirm your registration and participation. Additional details about the agenda, logistics and preparation documents will be emailed to you.
This is a virtual only workshop using Zoom. This is an interactive working session on the goals as outlined above. If this is an issue, please email one of the co-leads of the Task Force, John Ingargiola (email@example.com) and Cliona Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org).