Architects applaud executive order establishing Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard

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{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["i"],["b"],["a",["href","http:\/\/","target","_self"]]],"sections":[[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"For immediate release"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Washington, D.C. - February 5, 2016 - The\nAmerican Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement\nafter President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order establishing a\nFederal Earthquake Risk Management Standard."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The executive order requires that Federal\nagencies responsible for the design and construction of new buildings, or\nalterations to existing buildings, ensure that the buildings are built or\nrenovated using the earthquake-resistant design provisions in the International\nBuilding Code (IBC) or the International Residential Code (IRC). These are\nnationally recognized building codes promulgated by the International Code\nCouncil (ICC), or equivalent codes.\n\nPlease attribute to AIA President Russell Davidson, FAIA:"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\u201cThe American Institute of Architects has\nlong been on the leading edge of designing buildings that mitigate hazards and\nreduce risk to the public during a disaster. That is why we advocate for the\nimplementation of comprehensive and contemporary building codes - which reflect\nthe best science at the time of development about earthquake hazard risk - as\none of the best ways to achieve earthquake safety to preserve the lives,\nenhance resilience and promote the long-term sustainability of communities."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"\n"],[0,[],0,"\u201cWe applaud the Administration\u2019s\ncommitment to ensuring all federal buildings meet or exceed these building\ncodes and look forward to continuing our collaboration so that we can increase\nthe nation\u2019s resilience to disasters of all kinds.\u201d"]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[1],1,"About The American Institute of Architects"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Founded\nin 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more\nvaluable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and\ncommunities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for\npublic policies that promote economic vitality and public well-being. Members\nadhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional\nstandards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in\ntheir careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders,\nand the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities,\ninstitutions, nation and world. Visit "],[0,[2],1,""]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"\n\n"],[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n"]]]]}
The order requires Federal agencies responsible for new buildings ensure that the buildings are built or renovated using earthquake-resistant design provisions.
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