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  • December 12 Webinar: The Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS)

    Join Dale Thomure with ISO for this webinar on Wednesday, December 12, 2pm-3pm EST. AIA members can earn 1.0 AIA HSW LUs.

    The Insurance Services Office (ISO) Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) is used by the ISO to evaluate how communities enforce their construction codes through plan reviews and field inspections. This course covers the background and application of the BCEGS program and its influence on the local fire and building codes where you practice. It includes a review of the history of insurance rating programs, the key criteria used in the ISO evaluation process, and the overall impact of the classification in the insurance industry and in the government sector. The presentation will also address the national trends in building code enforcement and barriers that are in place related to the application of codes and standards. Finally, we’ll cover use of the BCEGS classification data and other building code enforcement data by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and various grants and programs