When constructing new buildings overseas, do you build to localregulations or some other guidelines? Does the country where youwant to build have strong construction regulations? If building codesexist, when were they last updated and are they enforced?

The answers to those questions and more could mean thedifference between business resilience and a major disruption toyour business if a catastrophe strikes.

Consider this: As companies grow and expand throughout theworld, they are often faced with constructing a new building in acountry where they have little experience or may not have a deepunderstanding of the customs and building codes of this region.

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