IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy:
Wildfire in our Communities | Nov. 2–3, 2021

Start date: November 2, 2021

End date: November 3, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET Each Day

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Our final Disaster Dynamics Academy for 2021 will focus on the catastrophic impacts of wildfires when they spread into our built environment.

UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERING NEEDS IN THE WAKE OF THE SURFSIDE CONDO COLLAPSE

Date: August 26, 2026

Time: On Demand Video

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IBHS Chief Engineer Dr. Anne Cope sat down with Lyle Donan, president and CEO of Donan Engineering, to discuss critical needs across the commercial building sector in the wake of the tragic Surfside condominium collapse. Lyle and Anne cover a range of topics in this special interview at the IBHS Research Center, from commercial building inspections to how engineers can improve their communication with business and home owners.

A CONVERSATION ON RESILIENCE: THE SURFSIDE DISASTER

Date: July 27, 2027

Time: On Demand Video

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Following the catastrophic and devastating events in Surfside, IBHS CEO Roy Wright sat down with Chief Engineer Anne Cope to discuss high-rise condos—their construction, building codes, maintenance, and aging. Our hearts go out to all the victims of this fateful event as we confront the tragic aftermath.

Past Events

Wildfire Prepared Home Designation Briefing

Date: October 12, 2021

Time: 11:00 A.M ET

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Join us for a 30-minute progress briefing on the new Wildfire Prepared Home designation program. Learn about how the advances in wildfire science has enabled this program, the components of a wildfire prepared home, and how the designation process will be implemented. As we are continuing to develop the program for homeowners to achieve meaningful wildfire risk reductions at the parcel level, get an inside look at the program and to the future of achieving this at the community level.

Disaster Discussions: Hurricane Ida

Date: September 21, 2021

Time: 11:00 A.M ET

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Join IBHS meteorologists Dr. Ian Giammanco and Christina Gropp as they dive into Hurricane Ida, from its rapid intensification before landfall all the way through the impact its remnants had on the northeast and the damage it caused. Dr. Giammanco was also on the ground before and after Ida, hear his perspectives on preparedness and the early damage assessments from South Louisiana.

IBHS Live Broadcast Event – Real-World Performance of FORTIFIED Home: From Florence to Sally

Date: September 14, 2021

Time: 11:00 A.M ET

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Where & When: September 14, 2021 11 A.M. ET What to Expect: We have seen tremendous growth in the number of FORTIFIED homes. Homeowners and communities are using the standard to bend down the risk curve. Members will get an in-depth look at how FORTIFIED Home was put to the test during recent hurricane seasons as Dr. Ian…

IBHS Live Broadcast Event – Wildfire Smoke Plumes

Date: August 26, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM ET

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Understanding Detection, Modeling & The Potential for Smoke Claims

IBHS Live – Wildfire Fuel Breaks

Date: July 13, 2021

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

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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.

DDA: Commercial Roofs | June 22-24, 2021

Start date: June 22, 2021

End date: June 24, 2021

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Each Day

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This special Disaster Dynamics Academy (DDA) 3 day event explores the vulnerabilities of commercial roofs when confronted with high winds and hail.

2021 Rating the States Results

Date: June 1, 2021

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. ET

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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.

Partnership Webinar: 2021 THWARTS / IBHS – Natural Hazards Seminar Series

Date: April 29, 2021

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. (EDT)

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Roundtable Discussion – 2020 Midwest Derecho
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Wind Speeds, Damage Investigation, Design Implications

2021 Fortified Awards

Date: April 29, 2021

Time: 5:00 P.M. EDT

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Join us live from the IBHS Research Center, as we recognize our FORTIFIED partners in the building industry!

Member Webinar: Hail in the Front Range of the Rockies: Is it More Damaging?

Date: April 14, 2021

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

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IBHS members have raised concerns over higher hail claims frequencies in the Front Range and High Plains. This webinar explores possible physical science reasons behind this difference in hail claims for those regions compared to other areas of the Great Plains.