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Protection Class Updates

Posted by Robert Ferrell on February 19, 2019

Providing our Subscribers with the best possible information and data to evaluate risk is our mission. We are constantly searching for new sources of information and, as technology and the world change, we must adapt and evolve to ensure you have the appropriate data. As we evaluated our Public Protection and Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) Classification Manual, we noted that revisions were needed to accommodate the advances in fire protection methodologies and services.

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Topics: BCEGS, PropertyEDGE™, Protection, Protection class, fire protection classes, Subscriber Services

BCEGS, Because Rules are There for a Reason

Posted by Robert Ferrell on July 31, 2018

As you probably know, building codes are the sets of rules and standards for the construction of buildings and structures. Their purpose is to protect public health, safety, and general welfare.

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Topics: BCEGS, Building Construction, code enforcement

So What is Public Protection?

Posted by Robert Ferrell on June 12, 2013

Public fire protection is a concept almost as old as civilization itself. After a catastrophic fire in 64 A.D., Emperor Nero ordered Rome to be rebuilt using passive fire protection methods. The Middle Ages saw the first fire safety laws and building codes, and by the 1950s, fire protection emerged as its own profession.

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Topics: BCEGS, Insurance underwriting, Protection class, GIS Mapping, insurance, Subscriber Services

WSRB Subscriber Services - BCEGS

Posted by WSRB on May 29, 2013

BCEGS (Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule) offer a valuable glimpse of a community’s protection capability. BCEGS rates are based on the building codes that a community has adopted and the enforcement of those codes. They particularly emphasize codes associated with natural disaster preparedness.

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Topics: BCEGS, Insurance underwriting, Property and Casualty Loss Control, Protection class, GIS Mapping, insurance, Subscriber Services, Home Fire Protection

Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) Overview, Part II

Posted by WSRB on May 29, 2012

 

As discussed in our previous article, the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) evaluates the building codes adopted in a community and the community’s enforcement of them, with an emphasis on building codes pertaining to natural hazards.

The evaluation process starts when WSRB collects information from a building department in three major areas.

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Topics: BCEGS, Insurance underwriting, loss cost, Protection class, rating bureau, insurance

Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) Overview, Part 1

Posted by WSRB on May 21, 2012

The Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) evaluates the building codes adopted in a community and the community’s enforcement of these codes. BCEGS particularly emphasizes building code requirements designed to mitigate losses from natural hazards.

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Topics: BCEGS, Insurance underwriting, loss cost, Protection class, rating bureau, insurance