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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, insurance, Subscriber Services

WSRB Subscriber Services: BCEGS

Posted by WSRB on May 29, 2013

The BCEGS (Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule) offers 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, Subscriber Services