Guam - Senator Tom Ada spoke today to the Rotary Club of Guam about the International Building Code set to be implemented on Guam in October. Rotarian Robert Bullock says he is concerned about implementation of such a policy locally, sharing, "I'd like to keep our standards more local...someone outside of the U.S. - outside of Guam - is setting standards that we are constructing. And the cost basically for setting up safety systems that may be unnecessary for our buildings."
Among other things the code would call for all buildings to have sprinkler systems installed. The law has come under fire by some in the business community who say Guam already has adequate building fire and safety codes in place.