IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy: Wind, Fire and Ice: Dissecting Vulnerabilities of Commercial Buildings | June 14, 2023

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

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.

The Nuts & Bolts of FORTIFIED Home™ – Understanding the Science Behind the Standard | July 12 & 13, 2023

Start date: July 12, 2023
End date: July 13, 2023
Time: 9:00 am

Join IBHS for an engaging Disaster Dynamics Academy – The Nuts and Bolts of FORTIFIED Home: Understanding the Science Behind the Standard. This two-day event will examine:
· How the IBHS FORTIFIED Home™ Standard was developed.
· The specific building elements that are integral to FORTIFIED residential construction.
· How the program continues to foster more resilient communities every day.

Past Events

Live Event: How Hurricane Ian Put Florida’s Building Code to the Test

Date: January 18, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join IBHS experts as they share insights from Category 4 Hurricane Ian that struck Florida in September 2022, resulting in an estimated 50-65 billion dollars in losses.

Natural Disasters Expo

Start date: November 9, 2022
End date: November 10, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Join IBHS’s Sarah Dillingham, who will serve as a keynote speaker at the Natural Disasters Expo in Anaheim CA. Her presentation, “Wildfire Prepared Home: Blazing the Trail to Resilience,” will focus on how our research helped to form the Wildfire Prepared Home mitigation standard. As a member of IBHS, go register for your VIP tickets now.

IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy: Blown Away: Diving into the Wind Performance of Asphalt Shingles | Oct 12-13, 2022

Start date: October 12, 2022
End date: October 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Join IBHS experts for a special Disaster Dynamics Academy (DDA) that will dive deep into the most common residential roof covering in America: asphalt shingles. This two-day event will include hands-on educational opportunities that will focus on the wind performance of asphalt shingles. Attendees will learn how these shingles are tested, explore real-world performance studies, and develop an understanding of asphalt shingle vulnerabilities during high-wind events.

Live Event: Exploring the Performance of Asphalt Shingles During Hurricane Laura (2020)

Date: August 25, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Join IBHS experts along with special guests as they dive into a study of asphalt shingle performance in Southwest Louisiana during Hurricane Laura (2020). We will explore how shingle age plays a role in damage and how other building attributes may affect a roof’s performance!

Wind performance of Commercial Ballasted Roof Systems

Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Commercial ballasted roof systems are installed atop a wide variety of occupancies, including office buildings and warehouses. While these roof systems offer protection from hail damage, they remain vulnerable to high winds. Resulting failures can create a cascade of damage to surrounding structures as ballast rocks and pavers could become wind-borne debris. Join IBHS experts as they highlight our commercial ballast roof tests to examine their performance in high winds.

Wildfire Prepared Home : Program Launch Event

Start date: June 22, 2022
End date: June 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Watch live coverage of the launch event for Wildfire Prepared Home – A Program of IBHS


Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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.


Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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.

Disaster Discussions: December 10-11, 2021 Tornadoes

Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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After a December tornado outbreak that ravaged communities in six states, join the IBHS team to discuss the cold-season severe event, its impact to the built environment, and code advances working to reduce the impact of future tornadoes. The team will explain building vulnerabilities that lead to residential and commercial failures and connect the event with insights from our research.

• Ian Giammanco
• Sarah Dillingham
• Chuck Miccolis
• Murray Morrison

Guest perspective from Dr. Frank Lombardo, University of Illinois.
Hosted By: Christina Gropp and Armand Broady

Disaster Discussions: IBHS insights on the Marshall Fire’s wind-fueled trek through Boulder County

Date: June 2, 2022
All-day event
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Following the fast-moving, devastating wildfire that engulfed the communities of Superior and Louisville, CO, IBHS experts were deployed to the region to gather data and meet with local residents and officials. In our latest episode, our team shares their preliminary insights along with:
• Meteorological variables that caused the extreme, damaging wind gusts
• Fire fuel characteristics that lead to urban conflagration
• Vulnerabilities in community and individual structure materials and landscaping
• Social science of perceived wildfire risk in communities