Alister Watt

Alister Watt Chief Product Officer Alister Watt joined IBHS in 2018, bringing 25 years of strategy consulting and management experience across public and private sectors. Alister has worked in financial services, risk management, broadcast media, and fast-moving consumer goods. As the Chief Product Officer, Alister leads the efforts to translate IBHS’s top-tier science into action.…

Anne D. Cope, PhD, P.E.

Anne D. Cope, PhD, P.E. Chief Engineer Dr. Anne Cope joined IBHS in 2009 just a few months before the groundbreaking for the construction of the IBHS Research Center in Richburg, South Carolina. As the Chief Engineer, she leads the development of research programs to improve the performance of structures in hurricanes, wildfires, severe thunderstorms,…

Debra T. Ballen

Debra T. Ballen General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer Debra Ballen joined IBHS in 2008 as the general counsel and senior vice president of public policy and became Chief Risk Officer in 2019. She is responsible for all of IBHS’s legal matters and oversees a number of important public policy initiatives, including adaptation, community resilience,…

Roy E. Wright

Roy E. Wright Download high res image President & Chief Executive Officer Roy Wright joined IBHS in 2018 with more than 20 years of experience in insurance, risk management, mitigation, and resilience planning. Convinced that the continuing cycle of human suffering that strikes families and communities in the wake of severe weather can be broken,…

Metal Flashing

3.1 Scope The primary function of roof flashing is to shed or direct water away from roof edges and penetrations to prevent infiltration into the building. Where visible, it frequently is also an aesthetic component of the building. Flashing can be made from a variety of materials including both metallic and non-metallic ones. This chapter…

Roof Guide: Codes & Standards

Building Code, Industry, and Approval Standards 1.1 General 1.2 Hail 1.3 Wind 1.4 Fire 1.5 Cold Climate Code requirements change periodically as building codes are updated. Within the U.S., most jurisdictions that adopt building codes have moved toward some edition of the International Code Council’s (ICC) International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code…

Low-Slope Metal

Metal Building Manufacturers Association General Product Information Installation Guidelines Repair & Maintenance Guidelines Damage Issues Industry Resources Tab 1. General Product Information 1.1 Product Type 1.2 Roofing Components 1.3 Product Manufacturers and Industry Trade Associations 1.4 Manufacturing Process 1.5 Industry-Specific Standard and Code Requirements 1.6 Industry-Specific Flashing and Metals Requirements Metal panel roofing provides protection…