Mark Asher: Don’t overreact to Sandy as we consider building code changes

 This building in Point Pleasant survived Superstorm Sandy in one piece. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

This building in Point Pleasant survived Superstorm Sandy in one piece. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Mark Asher is an architect in New jersey. He says people should take a breath before calling for radical changes to building codes along the Jersey shore. He says we are already building smarter and many homes did quite well during Superstorm Sandy. 

He was one of 60 people who participated in WHYY’s Ready for Next Time? Rethinking the Shore After Sandy forums. It was held at our studios on Monday, July 15, 2013. During each session we set up our “Two Minute Testimonial” video booth. This gives anyone a chance to share their thoughts about the Jersey shore.

Our next event is Tues, July 30, 2013Middle Township High School300 Atlantic Ave.Cape May Court House, NJDoors open at 6:00 p.m.Forum begins promptly at 6:45 p.m.

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