What is TAMA 38?
The Hebrew meaning of the term “ TAMA 38 ” is “National Outline Plan”. The “ TAMA 38 ” city plan touches upon strengthening existing structures against earth quakes. The plan is meant to define which structures do not conform to the Israeli standards and building codes, and therefore require structure strengthening work. Additionally, the plan enables the applicant to receive construction permits, and includes construction additions to existing structures, tax reliefs and substantial exemptions. All these are meant to encourage awareness for structure strengthening, and to reduce related expenses.