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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More