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Texas tornadoes raise questions about construction quality and building code enforcement

from Engineering News & Record

A spate of rare winter tornadoes across Texas and the Southeast has rekindled longstanding concerns about construction quality and building code enforcement, particularly in areas that appear increasingly vulnerable to severe weather. The issue gained national exposure after a string of 12 confirmed tornadoes swept across North Texas on the afternoon and evening of Dec. 26, killing 13 people and causing an estimated $1.2 billion worth of damage, according to the Insurance Council of Texas. more

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