- Feb 27, 2008
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What roofs did you see ripped of in Orlando? If you saw any, you saw them ripped off of houses built prior to the new codes going into effect.
The State building codes are much stronger than the various local building codes were. That's a fact. And if they had been in place prior to that Lenar home project being built in south Dade the damage would have been hugely smaller from Andrew. And our insurance premiums would be hugely smaller as well.
I Lived through Charlie in 04. In Punta Gorda it didn't matter if it was new, or old. It came down and was blow apart. We were 14 Miles south of where the Eye mad Land fall. Scary shit.
Dr. Reinhold's group is among many scrutinizing the damage this week to determine why some buildings held up and others did not. Structures built after 2002, he said, appear to have survived quite well.
HURRICANE CHARLEY: REGULATIONS; After Storm, a New Look At Stiffer Building Codes - Page 2 - New York Times
Hurricane Charley validates new building code: properties built since Andrew fared much better than older buildings in high wind.(Lessons Learned): An ... & Casualty-Risk & Benefits ManagementHTML: