Natural hazard mitigation saves: 2018 interim report

This 2018 interim report updates and expands upon mitigation measures studied in 2005 by evaluating a broad suite of mitigation measures that can inform decision-making around investments to reduce the impacts of natural hazards. The report includes the work of the team for the past two year and compiles the results from three specific strategies: the benefits and costs of new buildings designed to exceed select model building code requirements provided by the International Code Council (ICC); the benefits and costs of adopting ICC’s model building codes, relative to some older code edition; and the cost effectiveness of grants by federal agencies.