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In today’s Spring quarterly membership conference, SAEA members discussed the importance of code compliance in construction as it aligns with the organizational mission: …to employ and implement global engineering and quality standards for education, certification, and construction management in coordination with local and global organizations and governments.

The difference between a well-constructed building and a well-constructed building that follows code provisions is its ability to withstand natural and other disasters such as wind, earthquake, or other environmental impacts. Hazard-resistant building codes reduce casualties while also reducing the cost of building damage during natural disasters. Code provisions when enforced in building constructions and stipulated in underlying contracts ensure the occupants that their homes and structures meet minimum requirements for life safety and serviceability.

Members chose to defer this topic due to its importance to the summer conference to continue discussing it in depth and allow adequate time for its session.