IBHS Live – Wildfire Fuel Breaks

IBHS researchers are working with collaborators from the U.S. Forest Service and Tall Timbers to better understand influence of wind speed and fuel moisture on fire spread at fuel breaks. Come inside IBHS’s large test chamber to see these experiments in action. This event will be streamed across multiple platforms and is open to everyone.

Louisiana Voluntary Discount Legislation

Louisiana Voluntary Discount Legislation Published: June 1, 2021 A newly enacted law in Louisiana underscores the growing prominence of IBHS’s FORTIFIED Home™ and FORTIFIED Commercial™ programs in shaping resilience along the Gulf Coast. On June 1, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed Act 30 into law. The new law is applicable to filings after July…

Rating the States

Research Summary What is Rating the States Now in its fourth edition, IBHS’s Rating the States report evaluates the 18 states along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, all vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes, based on building code adoption, enforcement, and contractor licensing. In the report, published every three years, each state is rated on a 0–100…

2021 Rating the States Results

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021 FROM 11:00AM – 12:00PM ET

Three years ago, we released our last Rating the States report, which evaluates building code enforcement and administration, as well as contractor licensing in the 18 states most vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes.