A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
That well-known saying is attributed to Thomas Reid from his 1786 “Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man.” Today, businesses span the globe, yet the varying building codes and standards of property locations can yield enormous differences in property loss cost and supply chain business interruption. Perspectives on building regulation need to be more aligned.
FM Global’s International Codes and Standards team works toward improved building codes and standards—region by region. The team’s ongoing efforts to eliminate major inconsistencies and discrepancies in codes and regulations in places around the world are driven by its dynamic collaboration with FM Global’s industry-leading researchers.
The International Codes and Standards team’s work continues to raise the property protection bar worldwide to promote global resilience. Find out how they changed perspectives in 2019, including:
- Developing a national model fire code in Brazil
- Translating fire- and sprinkler-related FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets into Bahasa Indonesia (the country’s official language) for distribution by the Indonesian Fire & Rescue Foundation across its national fire services network
- Fulfilling a consulting agreement with India’s National Fire Advisor leading to the opening of a hands-on training center at the National Fire Service College in Nagpur
“These noteworthy achievements illustrate how the tenacity of our team and our strategic partners continues to change perspectives and create resilience,” says FM Global’s Christopher Wieczorek, Ph.D., vice president and manager of International Codes and Standards.
Discover the impact this team is making to minimize fire risk throughout the world using best practices and proven solutions.
Download International Codes and Standards report “Changing Perspectives. Creating Resilience.”
Watch “How Sprinklers Could Have Prevented the Grenfell Tower and Kiss Night Club Fires”
Watch “Fireproofing Brazil: One Code at a Time”
Download the FM Global white paper "Grenfell: The Perfect Formula for Tragedy"
Download the FM Global white paper "It's Time to Protect Our Heritage and Stop Burning It"
Download the FM Global white paper "Don’t Get Burned by Performance-Based Design"
Read "Paving the Way through Scientific Research"
Contact an FM Global representative