According to the newest ISO (Insurance Services Office) Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule, Alamance County’s ratings improved from a residential score of six to four and a commercial score of five to three. This evaluation is conducted every ten years, and one through ten scores are determined by evaluation of administration of codes, plan review, and field inspections – all of which contribute to safer buildings during natural disasters. A lower ISO Building Code Effectiveness Classification could possibly reduce insurance premiums for newer structures built this year or after by insurance companies that have adopted the ISO insurance rating program.

According to Alamance County Inspections Director Robert Key, “This improved score was due to a team effort by employees who were dedicated to a successful process of residential plan review, continuing education, and follow-up inspections.”

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