NJ, NY Senators seek to incentivize model code compliance in Sandy’s wake

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

In tandem with promotion of the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act (see companion item), a U.S. House bill it authored, NRMCA is acknowledging Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing the complementary Safe Building Code Incentive Act in the Senate.

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Industry groups tie Sandy relief funding to Resilient Construction Act passage

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

NRMCA and NPCA are encouraging members and allied interests to stress to federal lawmakers the importance of passing H.R. 5839 Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act in conjunction with emergency funding and tax credit measures in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Through H.R. 5839, builders applying resilient construction practice—complying with the 2009 or later International Building Code—qualify for $3,000 and $25,000 tax credits, respectively, on residential and commercial projects in federally declared disaster zones.

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