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A number of changes to policy and regulations have occurred at local, regional, state, and federal levels. Development of planning and policy in the earthquake field are vital fields to ensure engineering and technological advances find the funding and support they need.

Building codes and their enforcement are the backbone to mitigating structural failures. Countries and regions with well designed and enforced codes perform exponentially better than those without.