Start date: June 22, 2021
End date: June 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy Presents

Commercial Roofs

Where & When

An IBHS Online Disaster Dynamics Academy

June 22-24 (3 DAYS)

11 A.M. – 12 P.M. ET EACH DAY

What to Expect

This special Disaster Dynamics Academy (DDA) 3 day event explores the vulnerabilities of commercial roofs when confronted with high winds and hail. This unique opportunity focuses on the intersection of weather science, building science, and insurance operations—and is part of a broader effort to translate our research in ways that provide tangible value for our members.


Christina Gropp and Armand Broady

IBHS experts:

Chuck Miccolis, Chris Cioffi, Murray Morrison, Veronica McNear, Chris Sanders and Brenna Meisenzahl

Who should watch

Member company staff in commercial lines loss control, modeling, claims, marketing, product management, research, underwriting, and any others who are interested.

Additional Resources:


This is a past event.

Members, login here to watch the recording of this event.

Day 1 – June 22

Join us as we explore the role businesses play in community resilience with IBHS CEO, Roy Wright and Chief Engineer, Dr. Anne Cope. Go behind the scenes at the IBHS research center to get a unique look our Commercial Flashing Wind Testing with a look into where the damage cascade starts.

Day 2 – June 23

Another exciting day that will focus on the wind vulnerabilities of membrane roofs! We will rewind the clock back, to past hurricanes and explore both successes and failures you won’t want to miss.

Day 3 – June 24

We will dive into commercial metal roofing, demonstrate IBHS’ commercial roof testing capabilities, use Hurricane Harvey as a case study to explore metal roofing performance, and see how IBHS’ hail impact testing protocol is being applied to metal roofs.

Thoughts from Past Attendees

“This information was very helpful and is of value to my role in the claims organization. Info regarding the inaccuracy of observer data is a key callout as it is often foundational in deploying claim associates. I would recommend [DDA] to all Directors in our Underwriting, Product and Claim organizations.”

DDA Attendee

“I am responsible for my company’s disaster response, so the information about your deployment and tracking was very helpful.”

DDA Attendee

“I focus on the pricing aspect of CAT perils, so learning more about the science behind the perils is extremely helpful.”

DDA Attendee

“We will integrate the information from this into risk assessment modeling.” 

DDA Attendee

“I left with several ideas for improving post-loss analytic practices.”

DDA Attendee