Week 2 - Building Safety Month - You sleep when the wind blows! By Melissa Esham 4/9/2016 At Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley we want you to have peace of mind. When the wind kicks up we want you to be so secure in your risk management and insurance programs that you sleep. You deserve it. Week two of National Building Safety Month talks about the science behind the building codes. Building codes are a group of requirements that tell buildings and engineers how to design and build homes and buildings. These codes are made by the International Code Council are then adopted by municipalities and local governments. These codes keep us safe. And there are a lot of building codes and each code stems from research in a given field. Research continues in the fields of: Flood proofing Fire Proofing Fire Resistance Structural Strength Wind Design Sustainability Safe Drinking Water Air Flow Energy Efficiency In a claim situation, it is possible that your home or building may need to be brought up to today's building codes. There is ordinance and law coverage in many home and building policies that will pay the additional monies needed required to bring your property to code compliance. The next generation will learn new and better ways to construct property. Great resources like this website will start getting our children to think about what it takes to keep our homes as safe as possible. Until then, your agents at Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley will be working to make sure you are covered when the wind blows.... Thanks for reading.