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IBHS’s Roy Wright Roy Wright speaks with Insurance Journal about a wildfire demonstration showing the impact defensible space can have on a property’s risks.
Dan Gorham speaks with Lou Manfredini about the recent wildfire demonstration and techniques to make your property more fire-resistant.
During wildfires, as many as 90% of homes and buildings damaged or destroyed were first ignited by embers or other fires set by embers, and not the main wildland fire front.
Research In 2016-2017, IBHS conducted full-scale wind testing of photovoltaic (PV) arrays on a commercial structure. At the end of the testing program, there were some solar panels that completed testing and did not sustain physical damage. These panels provided an opportunity to conduct exploratory pilot hail impact testing. Impact tests were performed on panels…
The Insurance Institute for Business Home and Safety (IBHS) works with insurance companies to see how homes are affected by hurricanes, hail and wildfires. On this Wednesday, CN2’s Indira Eskieva takes inside of the facility for a rare look at how wildfires spread to homes.
IBHS…constructed two test homes at its facility in Richburg, S.C., to find out how the building industry can make structures more fire resistant.
Research This study investigates the wind-induced pressures for both Australian and North American roofing tile systems using full-scale testing at the IBHS Research Center. This research is a collaborative effort between IBHS and the Cyclone Testing Station (CTS) at James Cook University to investigate wind loads on tiles and implications to the wind design standards…
Though a wildfire’s wall of flame might look most destructive, 90 percent of fires are ignited by flying embers, some the size of a human hand.
Engineers intentionally set a home on fire inside a facility in Chester County Wednesday to learn more about the devastation that wildfires can cause.