Date: June 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



June 14, 2023 (1 DAY)
9AM – 5PM ET

Where: (In person, no virtual option)

IBHS Research Center

5335 Richburg Road
Richburg, SC

What to Expect:

Join IBHS for a unique Commercial Loss Control-focused Disaster Dynamics Academy (DDA).  This one-day event will explore specific research case studies from real world weather events and use hands-on laboratory sessions to illustrate how commercial components perform when faced with wind, wintry conditions, and wildfire.  

Case studies for the 3 perils will encompass:  

  • Hurricane Ian (2022): Commercial building wind successes & failures 
  • Deep South Freeze (2021): Impact of winter weather on commercial building envelope 
  • Tubbs fire (2017) & Camp Fire (2018): Performance of commercial construction 

Attendees will receive expert analyses of recent benchmark extreme weather and wildfire events that have exploited vulnerabilities in commercial buildings.  What can appear to be minor commercial component failures can lead to a cascade of larger structural failures, and this DDA will dissect those failures and recommend mitigation strategies to prevent future losses.  

This unique opportunity is part of IBHS’s continued efforts to translate our research into valuable learnings for our members. 

Who Should Attend:

Exclusive to member companies. We encourage commercial loss control, claims, marketing, product management, research, underwriting, and any others who are interested.  

Note: For anyone with disabilities, we welcome you and we will make every effort to accommodate you. Please let Sherry know your specific needs in your request. Any information shared with us is confidential.  

What to Wear:

Casual attire. Footwear should be comfortable, have closed toes and tread, no slick soles, or heels. 



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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