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A storm over housing codes

December 5, 2019

A lecture by the artist Rachel Harrison at the Art Institute whose work has been described by the Saatchi Gallery as drawing “from a wide range of influence, wittily combining art historical and pop cultural references through a diverse play of materials” referenced this 1995 article from the New York times.  While we don’t think of insurance as pop culture it was a bit of a time warp to read how twenty five years ago, in the wake of damage from 1992 Hurricane Andrew,  there was a battle between insurers and home builders over standards to make windows more impact resistant in Florida. Building codes have been revised to incorporate higher standards for wind resistance and in the twist that comes with great acceptance, homeowners now understand the importance of building materials and are even experimenting with wind protection that exceeds the required standards.  Click here to read more.

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