Code Council CEO Dominic Sims weighs in on bipartisan Built to Last Act infrastructure legislation

Dominic Sims, CBO, Chief Executive Officer of the International Code Council, was quoted in a congressional press release on the Built to Last Act, a bill introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). The bill is intended to help local communities and private firms build stronger, more climate resilient infrastructure to better withstand extreme weather events. It would require NOAA to identify a consistent, federal set of best available forward-looking metrological information and require NIST to make that information available to SDOs. Other sponsors of the bill are the SmarterSafer Coalition, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Planning Association, Enterprise Community Partners, Environmental Defense Fund, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc., National Ready Mix Concrete Association, R Street, and Taxpayers for Common Sense. The Congressional Budget Office reports annual economic losses from damage caused by hurricanes and storm-related flooding is $54 billion to households, businesses and government. Read more here.