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Executive Order Mandates Earthquake Protection
President Obama has ordered all new or renovated federal buildings to be equipped with the latest protections against earthquakes. The executive order creates a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard that is designed to improve federal buildings' resilience to earthquakes, making them safer and lowering the costs for recovering from a quake. Under the order, agencies constructing or updating federal buildings must ensure they are built with earthquake-resistant designs that meet the latest building codes. Click here for more information.