Architects and engineers urge Florida governor to veto HB 1021

Even Weather Channel weighs in

With the start of hurricane season June 1, the damage caused by Hurricanes Andrew and Charley is still fresh in the mind of Weather Channel meteorologist Kait Parker, who weighed in here on Florida bill HB 1021, which aims to roll back Florida’s proven building code development process in a short-sighted attempt at less regulation and cost savings.

This legislation would severely imperil Floridians’ safety by abandoning the two-decade-old code development process that has given the state some of the strongest and safest building codes in the world -  all in a misguided attempt by its proponents to save costs.

In a letter signed last week by the heads of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), we've urged the Governor Rick Scott of Florida to veto HB 1021.

John Peavey is AIA's Senior Director, Codes and Standards Policy

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